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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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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 [...] »

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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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 [...] »

Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history. [...] »

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

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Francis Murphy

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

Paint, Oct 16, 1942 (Minidoka), 2003, R. Shimomura, In the Shadow of My Country.

Explore this archive of over 110 video interviews on Japanese American [...] »

Photo, CPS worker serves patients. . ., c. 1945, Mennonite Church USA Archives

Unearth an important part of U.S. military history—the conscientious [...] »

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