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Related Photo Galleries (10)

  • World War II Posters
    World War II Posters

    16 Photos

    View photos of famous posters from the World War II era.

    (16 Photos)
  • Controversial Generals
    Controversial Generals

    9 Photos

    Throughout American history, a number of controversial generals have clashed with presidents and other officials.

    (9 Photos)
  • Voices of D-Day
    Voices of D-Day

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    Our most powerful and genuine accounts of D-Day come from the veterans who live through this momentous piece of history.

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  • Allied Military Leaders
    Allied Military Leaders

    11 Photos

    View photos of Allied military leaders

    (11 Photos)
  • Axis Military Leaders
    Axis Military Leaders

    12 Photos

    View images of Axis military leaders from World War II.

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  • World War II Political Leaders
    World War II Political Leaders

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    View photos of World War II political leaders.

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  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    12 Photos

    See pictures from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

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  • Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor

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    View pictures of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the USS Arizona, and the USS Arizona Memorial.

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Related Videos (10)

  • Ask HISTORY: Rosie the Riveter
    Ask HISTORY: Rosie the Riveter

    Video Clip (2:41)

    Who was the "real" Rosie the Riveter? Ask History has the story behind this famous icon.

    Video Clip (2:41)
  • National WWII Memorial
    National WWII Memorial

    Video Clip (3:14)

    Thanks to WWII veteran Roger Durbin the National WWII Memorial opened at the Rainbow Pool in 1995.

    Video Clip (3:14)
  • Battle 360: Big E
    Battle 360: Big E

    Video Clip (2:20)

    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.

    Video Clip (2:20)
  • Battle 360: Meet the Men
    Battle 360: Meet the Men

    Video Clip (2:32)

    In this USS Enterprise video short, from History 360, we reflect on the history of the USS Enterprise, and meet the proud men who worked on the massive navy ship. Many joined during the time of the depression when no other job could be found.

    Video Clip (2:32)
  • Douglas MacArthur
    Douglas MacArthur

    Video Clip (3:27)

    The general gains fame in World War II, then infamy when he is removed from his command in the Korean War.

    Video Clip (3:27)
  • Compressibility: Pilot's Worst Nightmare
    Compressibility: Pilot's Worst Nightmare

    Video Clip (1:32)

    During World War II, aircraft engineers began to better understand compressibility, an aerodynamic effect that can cause pilots to lose control of their planes. Find out how the problem was tackled.

    Video Clip (1:32)
  • Einstein and the Atom Bomb
    Einstein and the Atom Bomb

    Video Clip (2:24)

    History takes a closer look at one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. Find out what you have always wanted to know about Albert Einstein.

    Video Clip (2:24)
  • Einstein: Einstein in WWII
    Einstein: Einstein in WWII

    Video Clip (2:38)

    History takes a closer look at one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. Find out what you have always wanted to know about Albert Einstein.

    Video Clip (2:38)
  • Einstein: Regret
    Einstein: Regret

    Video Clip (3:19)

    History takes a closer look at one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. Find out what you have always wanted to know about Albert Einstein.

    Video Clip (3:19)
  • P-40 Warhawk Fighter Plane
    P-40 Warhawk Fighter Plane

    Video Clip (1:38)

    Discover the unique and intricate role the P-40 Warhawk played in World War II battles across the globe. Observe why its smaller frontal area offered a great advantage over the P-36.

    Video Clip (1:38)

Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • J. Edgar Hoover on War Preparedness
    J. Edgar Hoover on War Preparedness

    Audio Clip (2:06)

    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.

    Audio Clip (2:06)
  • Cordell Hull on Need for Strong National Defense
    Cordell Hull on Need for Strong National Defense

    Audio Clip (2:14)

    In an address delivered on October 26, 1940, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull emphasizes the need to prepare for the threat of Nazi and Japanese aggression.

    Audio Clip (2:14)
  • Call for American Military Preparedness
    Call for American Military Preparedness

    Audio Clip (5:14)

    A. Harry Moore, the governor of New Jersey, discusses the need for America to increase its military prowess in the post-World War I era.

    Audio Clip (5:14)
  • Stanley Baldwin on the Impending World War
    Stanley Baldwin on the Impending World War

    Audio Clip (1:48)

    Former British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin visited New York four months prior to the outbreak of World War II to discuss the international situation. He describes the British Empire's diminishing influence as a world power.

    Audio Clip (1:48)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Establishes United States as Arsenal of Democracy
    Franklin D. Roosevelt Establishes United States as Arsenal of Democracy

    Audio Clip (1:08)

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt heralds the defense program of the United States and urges Americans to support an increase in aid to Great Britain to help defeat the Axis powers.

    Audio Clip (1:08)
  • Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack
    Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack

    Audio Clip (1:57)

    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.

    Audio Clip (1:57)
  • Franklin Roosevelt Returns From Yalta
    Franklin Roosevelt Returns From Yalta

    Audio Clip (3:41)

    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.

    Audio Clip (3:41)
  • Marshall Plan Announced
    Marshall Plan Announced

    Audio Clip (1:58)

    On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gives a speech at Harvard University initiating the postwar program to rebuild the economies of western Europe, known as the Marshall Plan.

    Audio Clip (1:58)
  • Post-Pear Harbor Blackout in California
    Post-Pear Harbor Blackout in California

    Audio Clip (5:46)

    In this Speeches podcast, brought to you by The History Channel, learn about the battle of Pearl Harbor during World War II.

    Audio Clip (5:46)
  • Iowa Celebrates V-J Day
    Iowa Celebrates V-J Day

    Audio Clip (4:01)

    Live coverage of the V-J Day celebration from Des Moines' WHO radio captures the excitement of revelers in the streets at the end of World War II.

    Audio Clip (4:01)

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