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  • emThe Last Millionem
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    The Last Million

    Historian David Nasaw discussed the one million refugees throughout Europe in the years following World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in…

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  • emWelcome Homeem
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    Welcome Home

    Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film surveys the challenges they faced during years of war, their creative methods of coping, the…

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  • emTwilight of the Godsem
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    Twilight of the Gods

    Military historian Ian Toll concluded his three-volume history of the Pacific Theater during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

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  • emWheels of Courageem
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    Wheels of Courage

    Journalist David Davis provided a history of the first wheelchair basketball teams comprised of World War II veterans. This was a virtual event hosted by Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena,…

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  • emDogfight Over Tokyoem
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    Dogfight Over Tokyo

    Author John Wukovits discussed his book, "Dogfight Over Tokyo: The Final Air Battle of the Pacific, and the Last Four Men to Die in World War II. The book tells the story of a group of…

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  • emThe Last Mission to Tokyoem
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    The Last Mission to Tokyo

    Author Michel Paradis recalled the ‘Doolittle Raids’ of 1942, an American response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. The author wrote that the U.S. bombing was led by Jimmy…

    275 views
  • African American Women Army Corps Battalion
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    African American Women Army Corps Battalion

    Veterans of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps, the only African American all-female unit sent overseas during World War II, shared memories of their…

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  • emLetters From Nurembergem
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    Letters From Nuremberg

    Senator Chris Dodd talked about his book, Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, published by Crown. In the book he chronicles the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders after…

    566 views
  • Capture of Nazi War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
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    Capture of Nazi War Criminal Adolf Eichmann

    Author Neal Bascomb discussed his book, “Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi.” Mr. Bascomb described how a tip from…

    355 views
  • Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Disabled
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    Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Disabled

    During World War II, a secret Nazi “euthanasia” program code-named T4 systematically murdered an estimated 250,000 people with mental and physical disabilities. Most were native-born…

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  • emThe Army Nurseem
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    The Army Nurse

    According to this 1945 War Department film, 57,000 women served as Army nurses during World War II. Produced by the Army Signal Corps for the Treasury Department, this short film was…

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  • emAfrican Americans in World War II  A Legacy of Patriotism and Valorem
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    African Americans in World War II - A Legacy of Patriotism and Valor

    This Defense Department documentary uses archival film and interviews with veterans to pay what the film argues is an overdue tribute to the contributions of African Americans during World…

    140 views
  • WWII Memorial Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
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    WWII Memorial Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial held a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of Veterans Day.

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  • End of World War II 75th Anniversary
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    End of World War II 75th Anniversary

    On September 2, 1945, government and military officials from the Empire of Japan signed surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally bringing the Pacific War and World…

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  • emThe Great Secretem
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    The Great Secret

    Historian Jennet Conant discussed the sinking of 17 Allied ships in Italy in December 1943, which included the John Harvey, an American ship that was secretly holding 2,000 mustard bombs.…

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  • Washington Journal Rick Atkinson Discusses the 75th Anniversary of VE Day
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    Rick Atkinson on the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day

    Author Rick Atkinson talked about the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day.

    901 views
  • US Military Animals in World War II
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    U.S. Military Animals in World War II

    Author Toni Kiser discussed her book, Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II. She highlighted the units of mules, dogs, pigeons, and horses that were an integral part of the…

    241 views
  • emCountdown 1945em
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    Countdown 1945

    Fox News' Chris Wallace provided a history of the lead-up to the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi…

    505 views
  • emSoviet Judgment at Nurembergem
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    Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg

    University of Wisconsin history professor Francine Hirsch argued that the Soviets were integral in the coordination of the Nuremberg trials, but were also considered to be duplicitous by…

    678 views
  • emYear Zeroem
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    Year Zero

    Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his book, Year Zero: A History of 1945, in which he examines the world following the end of…

    1,868 views
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