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Battle for Iwo Jima

Two war correspondents deliver a dramatic account of the U.S.'s hard-won battle for Iwo Jima in March 1945.

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  • Battle for Iwo Jima
    Battle for Iwo Jima

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    Two war correspondents deliver a dramatic account of the U.S.'s hard-won battle for Iwo Jima in March 1945.

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    Truman Announces Japan's Surrender

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    On September 1, 1945, in a radio address to the American people, President Harry Truman announces the unconditional surrender of Japan, formalized aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Reports on Teheran and Cairo Conferences

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    Following the 1943 Big Four meetings in Teheran and Cairo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a Christmas Eve broadcast promising the nation that they can look forward to peace, though at a high cost.

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    FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Liberation of Rome

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    Germany Advances in the Battle of the Bulge

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    War Report on Battle of France and the Blitz

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