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  • emThe Tango Warem
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    The Tango War

    Journalist Mary Jo McConahay provided a history of Latin American involvement in World War II, as both the Allied and the Axis powers vied for its support.

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  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

    923 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…

    70 views
  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

    279 views
  • 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…

    129 views
  • emWar Comes to Americaem
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    War Comes to America

    This 1945 Office of War Information film examines world events leading to the U.S. entry into World War II. Why We Fight is a series of seven films developed by director Frank Capra to…

    654 views
  • emWhy We Fight The Battle of Britainem
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    Why We Fight, The Battle of Britain

    The fourth of seven films in the World War II “Why We Fight” series, this U.S. War Department film was seen by service members before they were deployed overseas. It details the fight in the skies over…

    174 views
  • 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…

    306 views
  • Elizabeth Betty McIntosh and Operation Black Mail
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    Elizabeth "Betty" McIntosh and Operation Black Mail

    Ann Todd talked about her book, OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman’s Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army, which chronicles Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh’s 18 months of psychological…

    223 views
  • Washington Journal Liza Mundy Discusses the History of Code Breakers During World War II the Cold War
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    Liza Mundy on History of Code Breakers During World War II and Cold War

    Liza Mundy discussed her Smithsonian article looking at the women code breakers and their impact on World War II and the Cold War. This program is part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting…

    372 views
  • 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…

    433 views
  • 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.

    294 views
  • 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…

    285 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.

    586 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.

    616 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…

    830 views
  • 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…

    459 views
  • 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…

    480 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…

    168 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…

    1,452 views
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