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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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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 [...] »

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

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

Photo, Isabel, Sept. 2, 2010, pennstatelive, Flickr

How does U.S. response to Pearl Harbor contrast with U.S. response to natural [...] »

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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, Historical Fiction, Mar. 9, 2007, jessamyn, Flickr

Can you suggest any literature covering World War I to World War II that my [...] »

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World War II

Browse materials on the wider war

Screencapture, World War II Diary

Wes Cowan of PBS's History Detectives gets into a B-24 bomber with World War II [...] »

photography, World War II Memorial Washington, D.C.,  2006 September 21, Carol M

What factors contributed to the initiation of World War II? Find out here! [...] »

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Theodore Akimoto

World War II veteran Theodore Akimoto shares his personal memories of the war. [...] »

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