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  • Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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    Hoover Institution Library and Archives

    Started in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives has been collecting materials pertaining to war, revolution, and peace for over 100 years. Deputy Director Eric Wakin and Curator Jean Cannon…

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  • emThe Year 1945em
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    The Year 1945

    This Office of War Information United Newsreel summarizes events of the year 1945 in ten minutes.

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  • Stalins Correspondence with Roosevelt and Churchill
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    Stalin's Correspondence with Roosevelt and Churchill

    David Reynolds, co-editor of The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt, talked about the messages sent between these Allied leaders during World War…

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  • emVictory Roundupem
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    Victory Round-up

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on events relating to VE Day - the May 8, 1945, surrender of Nazi Germany. German generals are shown signing the unconditional surrender…

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  • emThe Trial of Adolf Hitlerem
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    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King talked about his book The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts Adolf Hitler’s trial for high treason in February, 1924, which…

    1,833 views
  • 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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  • emThe Women with Silver Wingsem
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    The Women with Silver Wings

    Katherine Sharp Landdeck provided a history of the female pilots who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II…

    282 views
  • Road to Berlin Part 1
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    Road to Berlin, Part 1

    Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the “Road to Berlin” exhibit. Beginning with the Allied invasion of North Africa,…

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  • emThe Splendid and the Vileem
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    The Splendid and the Vile

    Erik Larson looked at Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s leadership during the London Blitz. This was a virtual event hosted by Future Tense, a partnership of New America, Slate, and…

    934 views
  • Pantex  World War II through the Cold War
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    Pantex - World War II through the Cold War

    Since 1942, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, has contributed to the defense of the United States. Katie Braughton, cultural resources senior associate at Pantex Plant, shared the history of the plant,…

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  • emThe War Ends in Europeem
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    The War Ends in Europe

    This 1945 United News reel about Victory in Europe day includes clips of the signing of the surrender and President Truman making the official statement.

    520 views
  • VE Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration
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    V-E Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration

    The Defense Department commemorated the May 8, 1945, World War II Allied victory in the European theater with a virtual program first featured on Defense.gov, Facebook, and Twitter. The…

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  • Road to Berlin Part 2
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    Road to Berlin, Part 2

    Keith Huxen gave a tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and talked about the “Road to Berlin” exhibit. This second of a two-part program tells the story of…

    802 views
  • USS Missouri
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    USS Missouri

    Resting in the waters of Pearl Harbor, where the events that brought the United States into World War II took place, the USS Missouri represents the final moments of the conflict. Meghan Rathbun gave a tour…

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  • World War II M4 Sherman Tank
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    World War II M4 Sherman Tank

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel and living history hobbyist Alexander Kose explains the history of the M4 Sherman tank and demonstrates how it works. The most commonly used American tank in World…

    1,180 views
  • 101st Airborne World War II Living History Camp
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    101st Airborne World War II Living History Camp

    C-SPAN toured reconstructed World War II U.S. Army Airborne Division barracks with living history enthusiast Greg Henesy. Mr. Henesy showed vehicles and detailed the 150 pounds of equipment…

    513 views
  • May 1945 United Newsreel
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    May 1945 United Newsreel

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on a May Day parade in Moscow, the capture of several top Nazi leaders, the liberation and destruction of the Bergen-Belsen…

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  • American Cartoons in World War II
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    American Cartoons in World War II

    Pace University professor Durahn Taylor taught a class on American cartoons in World War II and the ways they supported - and even influenced - the war effort. He shows superhero comics…

    1,434 views
  • emMedical Service in the Invasion of Normandyem
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    Medical Service in the Invasion of Normandy

    This U.S. Army film details the logistics involved in treating wounded soldiers in the field, and in hospitals in England, during and after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. From…

    1,340 views
  • emArmy in Action  The Spreading Holocaustem
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    Army in Action - The Spreading Holocaust

    Episode four of a 10-part U.S. Army documentary from 1965 tells the story of America’s entry into World World II beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor through the November, 1942 invasion of North Africa. The…

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