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Women Factory Workers of World War II
A Woman Rivets an Airplane Wing
Here, a woman rivets an airplane wing at a munitions factory.
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Women Factory Workers of World War II
Women Factory Workers of World War II(10 Photos)
During World War II, American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers. The munitions industry heavily recruited women workers, as represented by the U.S. government's "Rosie the Riveter" propaganda campaign.
Allied Military Leaders
Allied Military Leaders(11 Photos)
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Axis Military Leaders
Axis Military Leaders(12 Photos)
View images of Axis military leaders from World War II.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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See pictures from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.
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World War II Damage and Destruction
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World War II Pilots and Planes
World War II Pilots and Planes(12 Photos)
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World War II Political Leaders
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Dawn Letson befriended a World War II veteran who was a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, and shares her films from WASP training camp.
World War II in North Africa
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Soldiers were met with new challenges on the North African front during World War II.
World War II Soldiers Dig In
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American soldiers used military-issue shovels for many tasks in World War II.
Friend or Enemy?
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During WWII, American soldiers were sometimes met by friendly German civilians and Russian allies.
Amphibious Assaults of World War II
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Armored tanks provided extra firepower and mobility during World War II.
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In this Battle 360 video clip, we go aboard the Enterprise to take a look at some of the crew that keep the ship going. Take a look at some of the young men who come from all across America to live on the Enterprise year round.
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On June 5, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower orders the massive Allied Expeditionary Force into action.
Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack
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On July 10, 1950, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Warren R. Austin reports on North Korea's refusal to retreat from its armed invasion of the Republic of Korea. By the end of the session, the U.N. officially supported sending U.S. forces into Korea.
FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan
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On the day after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt tells a joint session of Congress that the United States must take up arms in response.
Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of Rome
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In a broadcast to the nation, on June 5, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt tells Americans that, with the fall of Rome, the first of the Axis capitals "is now in our hands."
Franklin Roosevelt Returns From Yalta
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In February 1945, "Big Three" leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, met at Yalta to discuss the reorganization of post-war Europe. In an address to Congress on March 1, 1945, President Roosevelt reports the achievements of the gathering.
Germany Advances in the Battle of the Bulge
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On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched a counteroffensive attack intended to cut through the Allied forces. A dispatch describes the situation along the front as the Allies face great adversity in the ensuing battle.
German V-2 Attacks on Britain
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On September 8, 1944, Germany launched an aerial attack on London with V-2 ballistic missiles. A U.S. broadcast describes the varying reports coming from Germany and England of the damage. The V-2, developed by German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, was more technologically advanced than any other rocket of the era.
Germany's Surrender in WWII
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On May 7, 1945, a report from the WOR Newsroom announces the unconditional surrender of all German forces on all fronts. German Gen. Alfred Johl signed the document in Reims, France, at 2:41 a.m. local time, ending the European phase of the war.
Adolf Hitler on the Sudetenland Crisis
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In 1938, Adolf Hitler began to support the demands of Germans living in the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia who were seeking closer ties with Germany.
J. Edgar Hoover on War Preparedness
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In a September 1940 address to the American Legion, J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the FBI, warns of the growing threat of subversive forces in the United States.
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