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

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

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 [...] »

Pearl Harbor telegram dispatch

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

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Teaching Resources

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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

Cartoon, 1942, Dr. Seuss, A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss

We all remember the Lorax, but who remembers Seuss's political cartoons? [...] »

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