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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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Learn more about the attack

Pearl Harbor telegram dispatch

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

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 [...] »

Screencapture, Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor

Explore the real stories, real heroes, real places, and real action underlying [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore ideas for teaching about acts of war

Photo, Hollem Howard, 1944, Women are contributing their skills to the, LoC.

Immerse your students in World War II battles, veterans, and services for [...] »

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, 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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Screencapture, Local War Stories: Gerald Halderman

World War II U.S. Navy veteran Gerald Halderman talks about his experiences [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Gustavus R. Ide Jr.

World War II veteran Gustavus R. Ide, Jr. shares his personal memories of the [...] »

Fabric, Boy's Day fukusa. . . , Japanese American National Museum

Looking for ways to grow awareness of injustice of Japanese internment? This [...] »

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