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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. [...] »

Pearl Harbor telegram dispatch

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

Photograph negative, U.S.S. Neosho and other ships during Pearl Harbor attack, 7

When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total [...] »

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

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

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 [...] »

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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 [...] »

Photo. Girl inspector confers with a worker as she makes a a careful check. LOC

Imagine traveling from a university to work on a farm. [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Francis Murphy

World War II U.S. Navy veteran Francis Murphy talks about his experiences [...] »

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