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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 [...] »

ABMC Homepage, 2016

Features over 224,000 records of individuals buried or memorialized in ABMC [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about acts of war

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

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

Photo, Flowers for soldier in a tank, 1945, Nationaal Archief, Flickr Commons

Whichever lesson you pick, make sure it meets your learning goals. [...] »

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, 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest, SodexoUSA

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

The crew of the Memphis Belle complete their 25th mission. U.S. Air Force.

The last operational mission of a venerable World War II airplane. [...] »

Photo, African Americans often served on..., 1941-45, The Perilous Flight.

Explore World War II's color film footage. [...] »

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