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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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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 [...] »

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

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

Pearl Harbor telegram dispatch

Playing the game of alternative history—do what-ifs and if-onlys have a [...] »

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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 [...] »

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, [...] »

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World War II

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Photo, Victory Gardens […], Feb.-Mar., 1943, Ann Rosener, Library of Congress.

WWII Victory Gardens allowed citizens to raise food...and wage war! [...] »

Poster/Print, "They can't get on without us," Thomas Cantrell,  HERB by ASHP

Help students understand wartime propaganda with this excellent lesson plan. [...] »

U.S. Marine 'Raiders' and their dogs. Archive.org

If you need World War II visuals, this is an excellent place to start searching. [...] »

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