Photo Galleries (12)
American Revolution: Events and Battles
American Revolution: Events and Battles(12 Photos)
Explore Revolutionary battle sites such as Lexington, Concord and Yorktown, and learn how the events that took place there shaped the course of the war.
American Revolution: Key Military Figures
American Revolution: Key Military Figures(10 Photos)
View images of key military figures from the American Revolution, and learn what role they played in this war of independence.
Civil War: Union Military Leaders
Civil War: Union Military Leaders(13 Photos)
View images of Union leaders from the Civil War, like Abraham Linoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and learn more about the roles they played in this bloody engagment.
Civil War: Gettysburg
Civil War: Gettysburg(12 Photos)
Explore the historic Civil War battle of Gettysburg through photographs of the battlefield, the soldiers, and the memorials.
Civil War: Fort Sumter
Civil War: Fort Sumter(9 Photos)
Explore Fort Sumter, South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
Civil War: Battles of Bull Run
Civil War: Battles of Bull Run(10 Photos)
Learn about the two battles of Bull Run through paintings and photographs of the participants, the battlefield and the surrounding areas.
End of World War II
End of World War II(8 Photos)
View pictures from VE day and VJ day as Americans celebrate the end of World War II.
World War I: Trench Warfare
World War I: Trench Warfare(11 Photos)
Trench warfare reached its highest development on the Western Front during World War I (1914â€“18), when armies of millions of men faced each other in a line of trenches extending from the Belgian coast through northeastern France to Switzerland.
World War II Damage and Destruction
World War II Damage and Destruction(7 Photos)
View photos of the damage and destruction from World War II.
World War II Pilots and Planes
World War II Pilots and Planes(12 Photos)
View photos of World War II pilots and planes.
World War II: Rest and Relaxation
World War II: Rest and Relaxation(10 Photos)
View photos of soliders from World War II
Vietnam War(14 Photos)
The Vietnam War lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history and cost 58,000 American lives
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
Bet You Didn't Know: Veterans Day
Bet You Didn't Know: Veterans DayVideo Clip (2:11)
Video Clip (2:11)
Do you know why Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th every year? Get the whole story behind the holiday.
History of Memorial Day
History of Memorial DayVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
A look at the official beginning of summer and America's most solemn holiday.
America and the Civil War
America and the Civil WarVideo Clip (4:04)
Video Clip (4:04)
Discover how the bloodiest war in American history transformed the face of the nation.
Civil War Turning Point
Civil War Turning PointVideo Clip (3:08)
Video Clip (3:08)
Find out what event turned the tide of the Civil War.
Legacy of the Civil War
Legacy of the Civil WarVideo Clip (1:22)
Video Clip (1:22)
One hundred and fifty years after it began, the Civil War is still an important component of our national character.
WWI FirstsVideo Clip (1:18)
Video Clip (1:18)
WWI may have been the war to end all wars, but it was also the beginning of many military and civilian technologies.
MacArthur and Me
MacArthur and MeVideo Clip (3:44)
Video Clip (3:44)
Judy Kent's neighbor, George Dibbs, was a combat photographer follwing General MacArthur during WWII and shared his films with her.
D-DayVideo Clip (1:43)
Video Clip (1:43)
On June 6, 1944, the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious attack in history.
D-Day InvasionVideo Clip (3:07)
Video Clip (3:07)
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl HarborVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
On December 7, 1941, Japan launches a surprise attack on American soil at Pearl Harbor.
WWII Spy Strategy
WWII Spy StrategyVideo Clip (2:37)
Video Clip (2:37)
The Allies use double agents, code breakers and spies to undermine the German military throughout WWII, but cracking the Enigma code proves to be their greatest breakthrough.
VietnamVideo Clip (1:42)
Video Clip (1:42)
Whether they volunteered or were drafted, 1 out of 10 soldiers did not survive Vietnam.
Deconstructing History: Aircraft Carriers in Vietnam
Deconstructing History: Aircraft Carriers in VietnamVideo Clip (1:31)
Video Clip (1:31)
U.S. forces relied heavily on aircraft carriers during the Vietnam War to assist in the air war strategy.
Deconstructing History: Vietnam
Deconstructing History: VietnamVideo Clip (1:30)
Video Clip (1:30)
Discover facts, figures and history about Vietnam.
Deconstructing History: Huey Helicopters in Vietnam
Deconstructing History: Huey Helicopters in VietnamVideo Clip (1:30)
Video Clip (1:30)
The UH-1 "Huey" helicopter became a symbol of U.S. combat forces in Vietnam.
Deconstructing History: Cu Chi Tunnels
Deconstructing History: Cu Chi TunnelsVideo Clip (1:29)
Video Clip (1:29)
Find out more about the elaborate network of underground tunnels used as hideouts, living quarters and supply routes for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
Deconstructing History: Alamo
Deconstructing History: AlamoVideo Clip (2:47)
Video Clip (2:47)
It has become the site and symbol of the battle for Texan independence, but there is much more to the story. Find out why Americans will always remember the Alamo.
U.S. Jetfighter Ace of Korea
U.S. Jetfighter Ace of KoreaVideo Clip (2:23)
Video Clip (2:23)
Get to know Colonel Ralph Parr, one of the greatest jetfighter aces in American history, whose three-decade Air Force career encompassed three wars and five combat tours.
A Memorial Day Tribute
A Memorial Day TributeVideo Clip (2:53)
Video Clip (2:53)
HISTORY salutes the American soldier.
From Farm to Flyer
From Farm to FlyerVideo Clip (3:36)
Video Clip (3:36)
Kay Nehring's father was a pilot in the Pacific during WWII and Kay has found a home for his films shot during the war.
National WWII Memorial
National WWII MemorialVideo Clip (3:14)
Video Clip (3:14)
Thanks to WWII veteran Roger Durbin the National WWII Memorial opened at the Rainbow Pool in 1995.
Presidents Who Served
Presidents Who ServedVideo Clip (3:39)
Video Clip (3:39)
Military service helped build character for Presidents George Bush and Henry Ford.
Blacks in the Military
Blacks in the MilitaryVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
Learn how blacks serving in WWII helped forward the Civil Rights Movement.
World War II Soldiers Dig In
World War II Soldiers Dig InVideo Clip (2:50)
Video Clip (2:50)
American soldiers used military-issue shovels for many tasks in World War II.
Amphibious Assaults of World War II
Amphibious Assaults of World War IIVideo Clip (2:16)
Video Clip (2:16)
The landing vehicle tank was essential to the amphibious assaults on D-Day and throughout the Pacific theater.
Charles ScheffelVideo Clip (2:44)
Video Clip (2:44)
Born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, Captain Jack Scheffel enlisted in the army in order to continue his family's strong tradition of military service. He soon learned that, in war, every decision you make can literally mean the difference between life and death.
The Christmas Truce
The Christmas TruceVideo Clip (2:15)
Video Clip (2:15)
During WWII soldiers from opposing sides laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas together.
America DividedVideo Clip (3:54)
Video Clip (3:54)
America is at the brink of a Civil War as cotton spreads west and threatens to expand slavery into new territories.
Atomic Bomb Ends WWII
Atomic Bomb Ends WWIIVideo Clip (2:49)
Video Clip (2:49)
The U.S. looked to a new weapon to put an end to WWII.
Speeches & Audio (10)
Chamberlain Declares War on Germany
Chamberlain Declares War on GermanyAudio Clip (2:58)
Audio Clip (2:58)
On September 3, 1939, in a radio broadcast to his nation, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces that Germany's refusal to withdraw its troops from Poland after its September 1 invasion has pushed Great Britain to war.
Mussolini Declares War
Mussolini Declares WarAudio Clip (1:48)
Audio Clip (1:48)
On June 10, 1940, in a rousing speech to his country, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declares war on France and England.
FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan
FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on JapanAudio Clip (7:47)
Audio Clip (7:47)
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.
Germany's Surrender in WWII
Germany's Surrender in WWIIAudio Clip (2:39)
Audio Clip (2:39)
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.
Clinton Sends Troops to Haiti
Clinton Sends Troops to HaitiAudio Clip (4:55)
Audio Clip (4:55)
On September 15, 1994, in an address to the nation, President Bill Clinton reviews the reasons behind his decision to launch a U.S.-led military mission to restore a democratic government to Haiti.
Admiral Byrd Calls for an End to All Wars
Admiral Byrd Calls for an End to All WarsAudio Clip (2:51)
Audio Clip (2:51)
In April 1937, on the 20th anniversary of America's entrance into World War I, Adm. Richard E. Byrd, as honorary chairman of the No-Foreign-War Crusade, calls for an expanded effort to prevent the outbreak of another great war.
Prospects for Peace in Vietnam
Prospects for Peace in VietnamAudio Clip (1:06)
Audio Clip (1:06)
Despite North Vietnam's violation of the New Year ceasefire in 1967, Secretary of State Dean Rusk expresses hope for a peaceful resolution in Vietnam.
LBJ on Resumption of Air Strikes in North Vietnam
LBJ on Resumption of Air Strikes in North VietnamAudio Clip (1:16)
Audio Clip (1:16)
In a broadcast from the White House on January 31, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson informs the nation that U.S. airstrikes on Vietnam have resumed after a 37-day pause in bombing.
JFK on Korean War Armistice Talks
JFK on Korean War Armistice TalksAudio Clip (1:11)
Audio Clip (1:11)
In July 1951, John F. Kennedy, a promising young Democrat from Massachusetts, offers his views on the terms the United States should seek at the Korean War armistice talks in Kaesong.
Truman Orders U.S. Forces to Fight in Korean War
Truman Orders U.S. Forces to Fight in Korean WarAudio Clip (0:23)
Audio Clip (0:23)
On July 19, 1950, in a radio and television address, President Harry Truman announces to the world that America will intervene in the Korean conflict in order to stem the spread of communism.
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