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  • emReport from the Aleutiansem
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    Report from the Aleutians

    This documentary tells the story of the early stages of the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II and depicts the harsh weather and living conditions faced by U.S. forces.

    530 views
  • Battle of Attu
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    Battle of Attu

    Journalist Mark Obmascik talked about his book, The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II. On May 11, 1943, 12,500 U.S. soldiers landed on…

    189 views
  • emHunger Blockadeem
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    Hunger Blockade

    The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the story of the Berlin airlift from Germany’s perspective. Originally in German, this English…

    32 views
  • emLearning from the Germansem
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    Learning from the Germans

    Susan Neiman talked about her book, Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil, in which she examined lessons Germany and the U.S. have learned from violence and hate in the…

    257 views
  • Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary
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    Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary

    From June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing shipments of food, heating fuel, and other necessary goods. This program marked the 70th…

    93 views
  • emOperation Vittlesem
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    Operation Vittles

    This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one of the opening events of the Cold War.

    63 views
  • Battle of Hrtgen Forest 75th Anniversary
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    Battle of Hürtgen Forest 75th Anniversary

    The National World War II Museum hosted a conversation with author Chris Hartley about his book, The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen…

    86 views
  • Invention of Rum
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    Invention of Rum

    Widener University History Professor Jordan Smith talked about the invention of rum and its impact on the Atlantic world during the 17th and 18th centuries. This interview was recorded at…

    400 views
  • emThe Whole World is Watchingem
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    The Whole World is Watching

    This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic,…

    129 views
  • Nixon Kissinger and US Withdrawal From Vietnam
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    Nixon, Kissinger and U.S. Withdrawal From Vietnam

    U.S. Air Force Academy Professor Stephen Randolph taught a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and their strategy for the U.S. withdrawal…

    229 views
  • 1864 Atlanta Campaign
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    1864 Atlanta Campaign

    Lincoln Memorial University Professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in the 1864 Atlanta campaign. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by…

    867 views
  • emShores Beyond Shoresem
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    Shores Beyond Shores

    Holocaust survivor Irene Butter reflected on her childhood, being imprisoned in two concentration camps during World War II, and her arrival to the United States in 1945.

    189 views
  • 1861 Battle of Philippi
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    1861 Battle of Philippi

    Jon-Erik Gilot examined the Battle of Philippi, fought in West Virginia in June 1861. He argued that although the action was brief, it was significant because it was the first organized land engagement of the war…

    250 views
  • Bryan Burrough on emDays of Rageem
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    Days of Rage

    Bryan Burrough talked about his book, Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence. He spoke with Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible…

    1,420 views
  • Slave Refugee Camps
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    Slave Refugee Camps

    Professor and author Amy Murrell Taylor discussed slave refugee camps and her book, Embattled Freedom. The talk was part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

    639 views
  • Battle of Wilsons Creek
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    Battle of Wilson's Creek

    Kristen Pawlak talked about the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, fought between Union and Confederate forces in southwest Missouri in August 1861. She explained that the conflict, while not widely known, is significant…

    150 views
  • Nathaniel Philbrick Discusses emValiant Ambitionem
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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

    2,307 views
  • emNo Surrenderem
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    No Surrender

    Chris Edmonds, author of No Surrender: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier’s Extraordinary Courage in the Face of Evil, talked about his book in which he retraced his father’s journey as an…

    213 views
  • emA Fools Errandem
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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

    97 views
  • Confederate Veterans in Mississippi
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    Confederate Veterans in Mississippi

    University of Southern Mississippi Professor Susannah Ural described the treatment of Confederate veterans after the Civil War and challenges preconceptions about the Mississippi state…

    736 views
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