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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

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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Explore ideas for teaching about acts of war

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 [...] »

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

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

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

Browse materials on the wider war

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

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

Screenshot, Nuclear Test Film. . . , 1945, Department of Energy, Archive.org

What alternatives were suggested to dropping nuclear weapons on Japan? What is [...] »

"Soldiers of the 161st Chemical Smoke Generating Company". 1944 Archive.gov

See what life on the homefront and at war was like for African American [...] »

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