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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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Photograph, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Coal Dock..., 1929, D. Franzen, LoC.

Listen to more than 12 hours of oral interviews taken in the first three months [...] »

Screencap, The Mystery of Radar in Hawaii

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

Screencap, How Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Changed U.S. Forever

CBS's The Early Show draws parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about acts of war

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

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

Print, The first battle near Manturia [i.e. Manchuria], c. 1919, LoC

Explore the rise of animosity between the U.S. and Japan through primary source [...] »

Photo, Hollem Howard, 1944, Women are contributing their skills to the, LoC.

Immerse your students in World War II battles, veterans, and services for [...] »

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World War II

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Screenshot, Local War Stories: John Laukkanen

World War II veteran John Laukkanen shares his personal memories of the war. [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Gerald Halderman

World War II U.S. Navy veteran Gerald Halderman talks about his experiences [...] »

Detail, homepage

Imagine the government drafting you after moving you to an internment camp. [...] »

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