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    Battle for Paris August 1944 United Newsreel

    U.S. Office of War Information newsreel uses film shot by French resistance fighters to tell the story of the August 25, 1944 liberation of Paris during World War II.

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    Watching Darkness Fall

    Author David McKean talked about President Franklin Roosevelt’s ambassadors in London, Berlin, Rome, Paris, and Moscow - and how all but one misjudged the rise of Hitler and the Third…

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    Woody Williams Oral History Interview

    Woody Williams was interviewed about his life and military service. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service with the 3rd Marine Division in the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. The…

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    April 1945

    Historian Craig Shirley looked at the events of April 1945, which included the final days of World War II in Europe, the deaths of President Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, and…

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    After Words with Madeleine Albright

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recounts her early childhood years in her native Czechoslovakia, as it came under the control of Nazi Germany. Using her parents' writings,…

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    Nazi Billionaires

    Journalist David de Jong talked about the German business dynasties behind companies like BMW, Porsche, and Volkswagen that made fortunes during the Third Reich by collaborating with the Nazis.…

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    Hitler's American Gamble

    Historians Charlie Laderman and Brendan Simms discussed Hitler’s decision to declare war on the United States on December 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. This…

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    Winston Churchill - Life and Legacy Part 3

    George Mason University historian Kevin Matthews explored the final years of World War II and the British icon’s legacy after the war. This is Part 3 of Professor Matthews' three-art study…

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    Winston Churchill - Life and Legacy Part 2

    George Mason University historian Kevin Matthews explored the British icon’s rise to Prime Minister and the early years of World War II. This is Part 2 of Professor Matthews' three-part…

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    Winston Churchill - Life and Legacy Part 1

    George Mason University historian Kevin Matthews explored the British icon’s early years and his role during World War I. This is Part 1 of Professor Matthews' three-part study of Winston…

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    Sens. Manchin and Capito Tribute to WWII Veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams

    West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley Moore Capito (R) paid tribute to Marine Corps veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams, who died June 29 at the age of 98. He was the last living…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for the "Merrill's Marauders" of World War II

    The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to five veterans of the U.S. Army special operations unit known as Merrill’s Marauders, who fought in the China-Burma-Indian Theater during World…

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    The Bomber Mafia

    Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell examined the development of precision bombing during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

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    Victory at Sea

    Yale University’s Paul Kennedy talked about the rise and fall of great powers during World War II and the actions of the navies of Britain, France, the United States, Germany, Italy, and…

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    A Ceiling on Your Home!

    This post-World War II film argues for a continuation of wartime rent control and shows the difficulties veterans face in locating jobs and affordable housing. The sponsor is the U.S.…

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    Gateway to Victory

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel reports on the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion and the June 5, 1944, liberation of Rome.

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    Welcome Home

    Anticipating the return home of millions of service men and women after World War II, this film surveys the challenges they faced during years of war, their creative methods of coping, the…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for World War II Merchant Mariners

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    The Writer's Crusade

    Journalist Tom Roston provided a history of Kurt Vonnegut’s writing of his novel about World War II, Slaughterhouse Five, and questioned if Vonnegut’s own post-traumatic stress disorder…

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    The Eagles of Heart Mountain

    Bradford Pearson told the story of the Japanese Americans held at an internment camp in Wyoming during World War ll and how their sons, during their incarceration, played for an undefeated…

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