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In Remembrance: Pearl Harbor

How did the nation react to the attack on Pearl Harbor? With audio recording technology, government fieldworkers preserved the emotions and opinions of men and women on the street in 1941. Today, we can still listen to them, thanks to the Library of Congress. FIND OUT MORE »

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Screencap, The Mystery of Radar in Hawaii

Radar was a new technology during World War II. What role did it play in Pearl [...] »

Germany, March 1945 - Gens. Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and Hodges, LOC

Can historians answer questions about alternate history? No, but they can [...] »

Photograph negative, U.S.S. Neosho and other ships during Pearl Harbor attack, 7

When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total [...] »

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Photo, Historical Fiction, Mar. 9, 2007, jessamyn, Flickr

Can you suggest any literature covering World War I to World War II that my [...] »

Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each branch [...] »

Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history. [...] »

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World War II

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Photo, CPS worker serves patients. . ., c. 1945, Mennonite Church USA Archives

Unearth an important part of U.S. military history—the conscientious [...] »

photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Gustavus R. Ide Jr.

World War II veteran Gustavus R. Ide, Jr. shares his personal memories of the [...] »

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