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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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Screencapture, Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor

Explore the real stories, real heroes, real places, and real action underlying [...] »

Screencap, The Mystery of Radar in Hawaii

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

Avenge Pearl Harbor, Our Bullets Will Do It, c.1942-3, NARA, Flickr Commons

What did U.S. sailors mean when they refer to seeing "the meatball"? What did [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore ideas for teaching about acts of war

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, Television, April 19, 2007, largeprime, Flickr, cc

Explore this approach for teaching with historical footage in the elementary, [...] »

Photo, A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry. . . , 1942, NARA

What were the consequences of and motivations for Japanese American removal [...] »

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World War II

Browse materials on the wider war

Magazine Covers. July 1942 site

See how the federal government promoted nationalism in a widespread media [...] »

Poster, Five Sullivan Brothers. . . , 1941 - 1945, NARA

A collection of primary sources detailing the American war effort in World War [...] »

Photo, Yosuke Yamahata, Nagasaki Journey

View rare photographs of Nagasaki which chronicle the destructive power of [...] »

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