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  • US Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal

    Military historian Andrew Wiest talked about the U.S. Marines who fought at the Battle of Guadalcanal between August 1942 and February 1943. Mr. Wiest is co-author of “The Pacific War: From Pearl…

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  • Lead Up to the Battle of Guadalcanal
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    Lead Up to the Battle of Guadalcanal

    In this program from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, military historian Richard Frank illustrated the events after Pearl Harbor that led to the Battle of Guadalcanal, which…

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  • US Navy at Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

    James Hornfischer looked at the Battle of Guadalcanal from the perspective of the U.S. Navy. He highlighted key events of the Pacific campaign that led to a U.S. victory in February 1943. Mr.…

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  • January 1943 United Newsreel
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    January 1943 United Newsreel

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and sunken Japanese ships near Guadalcanal; Navajo women make gifts for Red Cross packages;…

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  • Lessons Learned at Guadalcanal
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    Lessons Learned at Guadalcanal

    Trent Hone, author of Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945, analyzed how U.S. Naval strategies developed during the the Battle of Guadalcanal. Mr.…

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  • 1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal
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    1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal

    This U.S. government newsreel includes the following stories: U.S. Marines push back Japanese forces on Guadalcanal; the cruiser Boise docks and Admiral King decorates members of the crew;…

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  • US DiveBombers at Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Dive-Bombers at Guadalcanal

    Stephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the Battle of Guadalcanal and their role in the fight against Japan between August 7, 1942, and February…

    422 views
  • President Trump Meets with World War II Veterans
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    President Trump Meeting with World War II Veterans

    President Trump met with World War II veterans and their families in the White House Oval Office. The veterans provided brief remarks recalling their experiences serving in the military.

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  • Navajo Code Talker Samuel Jesse Smith Oral History Interview
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    Navajo Code Talker Samuel Jesse Smith Oral History Interview

    During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited Navajo Indians to create a code based on their unwritten language to help the military communicate their operational plans. In a series of…

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  • Women in the Workforce and Military During World War II
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    Women in the Workforce and Military During World War II

    History Professor Lisa Keller, of Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system, delivered an illustrated talk on women’s roles during World War II. She explained how the influx of…

    122 views
  • emMadame Fourcades Secret Warem
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    Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    Lynne Olson talked about her book, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler, in which she recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine…

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  • World War II and Final Challenges
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    World War II and Final Challenges

    U.S. Army War College Professor Tami Biddle described the challenges the Allied powers faced during World War II’s final months. She described how the United States and Great Britain responded to…

    150 views
  • emLes Parisiennesem
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    Les Parisiennes

    Anne Sebba provided a history of women in Paris under Nazi occupation during World War II. She spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

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  • emCode Name  Liseem
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    Code Name - Lise

    Larry Loftis talked about his book, Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy, in which he recounted the life of Odette Sansom, a British spy…

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  • Discussion on DDay
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    Discussion on D-Day

    Historians Antony Beevor, Rick Atkinson, Douglas Brinkley, and Susan Eisenhower discussed D-Day at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

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  • Jewish Refugee in World War II Japan
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    Jewish Refugee in World War II Japan

    Isaac Shapiro read passages from his memoir, Edokko: Growing Up a Stateless Foreigner in Wartime Japan. Mr. Shapiro talked about his family’s flight from persecution against Jews in both…

    444 views
  • Rick Atkinson on the US Army in World War II
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    Rick Atkinson on the U.S. Army in World War II

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson recalled the U.S. Army’s actions during World War II. He spoke at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

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  • Conflicting Memories of World War II
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    Conflicting Memories of World War II

    Keith Lowe discussed the different ways in which the public remembers World War II, and what can be learned from conflicting historic interpretations. Mr. Lowe is the author of The Fear and…

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  • emWith the Marines at Tarawaem
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    With the Marines at Tarawa

    This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and won the 1944 Academy Award for best documentary short. About 18,000 Marines made an…

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  • Recovering Soldiers Remains on Tarawa
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    Recovering Soldiers' Remains on Tarawa

    On November 20, 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Pacific island of Tarawa, occupied by Japan. After three days of combat, more than 1,000 U.S. troops had died and about 2,000 were wounded.…

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