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  • World War II Museum Road to Tokyo Exhibit
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    World War II Museum "Road to Tokyo" Exhibit

    New Orleans is the home to the National World War II Museum. Senior Historian Rob Citino gave a tour of the “Road to Tokyo” exhibit, which examines the Pacific Theatre during World War II including some of…

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  • emBefore the Falloutem
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    Before the Fallout

    Diana Preston talked about her book Before The Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker and Company. On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that…

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  • emWhy We Fight Prelude to Warem
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    Why We Fight, Prelude to War

    This is the first of seven films in the “Why We Fight” series, covering the outbreak of World War II to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The documentary explores the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy, and…

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  • PostWorld War II US Auto Industry Mavericks
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    Post-World War II U.S. Auto Industry Mavericks

    University of Central Florida professor Yanek Mieczkowski taught a class about some of the people who challenged the status quo of the U.S. auto industry from the post-World War II era to…

    423 views
  • emNATO Background to Berlinem
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    NATO, Background to Berlin

    This 1962 film documents the city of Berlin from the end of World War II to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Produced by the NATO Information Service, the film details the Soviet…

    147 views
  • emA Blueprint for Warem
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    A Blueprint for War

    Susan Dunn, humanities professor at Williams College, recounted FDR’s efforts to ready America militarily for World War II.

    436 views
  • DDay and Omaha Beach
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    D-Day and Omaha Beach

    Professor Adrian Lewis talked about about Omaha Beach and the 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, during World War II. He described the German and Allied military strategies as well as…

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  • emSaving Private Ryanem Military Adviser
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    Saving Private Ryan Military Adviser

    In 1998, the Academy Award-winning World War II film Saving Private Ryan was released in theaters. The movie portrays the 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy, France and a mission to find a soldier…

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  • DDay Films
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    D-Day Films

    In 1998, the Academy Award-winning World War II film Saving Private Ryan was released in theaters. The movie portrayed the 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy and the mission to find a soldier behind…

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  • Japanese War Brides Occupation and Migration
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    Japanese War Brides, Occupation and Migration

    This program featured a panel of scholars talking about Japanese war brides and their children. They discussed the women’s lives in America and their legacies. It was part of a symposium…

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  • emPromoting the War Effortem
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    Promoting the War Effort

    Mordecai Lee, governmental affairs professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recounted the U.S. government’s public relations efforts to promote the American entry into World War…

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  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    Former national security official Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

    112 views
  • Douglas MacArthurs Leadership from World War I to World War II
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    Douglas MacArthur's Leadership from World War I to World War II

    MacArthur Memorial Archivist James Zobel talked about Douglas MacArthur’s early military career; his combat service during the First World War, his time as Superintendent at West Point and his…

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  • World War II Ace Fighter Pilot
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    World War II Ace Fighter Pilot

    World War II triple ace fighter pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson served two combat tours in Europe and flew 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang. In this program, he talked about how he became a…

    275 views
  • President Trump Posthumously Awards Medal of Honor to World War II Veteran
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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Trump posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to World War II veteran First Lieutenant Garlin Conner for his bravery in placing himself in the line of fire to save…

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  • Naval History of World War II
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    Naval History of World War II

    U.S. Naval Academy historian emeritus Craig Symonds talked about his book, World War II at Sea: A Global History. Professor Symonds discussed the strategies and battles that took place on a…

    531 views
  • emDog Companyem
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    Dog Company

    Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S.…

    999 views
  • emThe Flying Tigersem
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    The Flying Tigers

    Sam Kleiner recounted a group of American pilots who surreptitiously set up a base in Burma in the summer of 1941 to defend China and were the first to engage Japan following the attack on…

    701 views
  • emAdvocating Overlordem
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    Advocating Overlord

    From the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, Philip Padgett reported on Operation Overlord, the amphibious military operation that took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

    542 views
  • World War II Aerial Photographer Elmer Dixson
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    World War II Aerial Photographer Elmer Dixson

    Tyler, Texas, native Elmer Dixson was a U.S. Army Air Force photographer that captured images of bombing targets from high above. He captured pre and post-strike images of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lou Thomas,…

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