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  • em1941em
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    1941

    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

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  • Womens Roles During World War II
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    Women's Roles During World War II

    Historian Gretchen Skidmore and journalist Denise Kiernan talked about how women’s roles changed during World War II, from joining the war effort as part of the workforce to using their social…

    201 views
  • World War II Lessons Learned
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    World War II Lessons Learned

    Historian and author Gerhard Weinberg talked about the lessons learned from World War II. This talk was part of the National World War II Museum’s 2018 annual international conference.

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  • Discussion on the Dwight D Eisenhower Steam Engine
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Steam Engine

    Jacqueline Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum, talked about the history of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” Train during World War II. She spoke about the role of the A4 Steam engine train prior…

    569 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…

    259 views
  • Germanys World War II Defeat
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    Germany's World War II Defeat

    National World War II Museum senior historian Robert Citino and James Holland, author of “Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II” discussed the actions that led to Germany’s…

    191 views
  • World War II Unheralded Commanders
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    World War II Unheralded Commanders

    Historians discussed lesser known commanders of World War II. This talk was part of the National World War II Museum’s 2018 annual international conference.

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  • Assessing Victory and Defeat
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    Assessing Victory and Defeat

    Cathal Nolan explored how history assesses the victories and defeats of war. He is the author of The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost. This talk was part of the…

    123 views
  • Japans War 19431945
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    Japan's War, 1943-1945

    Historians discuss the Japanese strategy in World War II from 1943-1945. This talk was part of the National World War II Museum’s 2018 annual international conference.

    132 views
  • 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…

    195 views
  • 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.

    613 views
  • emArmyNavy Screen Magazine 21em
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    Army-Navy Screen Magazine #21

    The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was a news, information, and entertainment report designed for servicemen and shown in all military movie theaters during World War II. The U.S. Army Signal Corps produced…

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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…

    235 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    302 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…

    861 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…

    202 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…

    401 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…

    254 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…

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