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

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

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 [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

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World War II

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WWII Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

What meanings does the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, have? [...] »

Photo, Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-, 1926, Library of Congress

How would you have planned this photograph if you were General MacArthur? [...] »

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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