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Pearl Harbor(14 Photos)
View pictures of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the USS Arizona, and the USS Arizona Memorial.
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 Political Leaders
World War II Political Leaders(9 Photos)
View photos of World War II political leaders.
World War II Posters
World War II Posters(16 Photos)
View photos of famous posters from the World War II era.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl HarborVideo Clip (1:49)
Video Clip (1:49)
On December 7, 1941, Japan launches a surprise attack on American soil at Pearl Harbor.
Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa
Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi NishizawaVideo Clip (2:48)
Video Clip (2:48)
On October 25, 1944, a fierce battle raged between the United States and Japan off the coast of Samar. As the Japanese navy retreated and the battle seemed over, ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa volunteers for a kamikaze strike.
Imperial Warship Yamato
Imperial Warship YamatoVideo Clip (2:07)
Video Clip (2:07)
The Imperial Japanese Warship Yamato, weighing 72,800 tons, was the largest battleship ever built. It was thought to be unsinkable, but was it really?
First Images of Battle of Midway
First Images of Battle of MidwayVideo Clip (1:23)
Video Clip (1:23)
The victory at Midway was the turning point of World War II. The Battle of Midway was a major naval battle, widely regarded as the most important one of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
Battle At Midway
Battle At MidwayVideo Clip (2:30)
Video Clip (2:30)
The U.S. Pacific Fleet deals the Japanese imperial Navy a devastating blow at Midway in June 1942.
The First F6F Hellcat Ace
The First F6F Hellcat AceVideo Clip (3:01)
Video Clip (3:01)
Watch as enemy gunfire ironically saves the first Hellcat Ace pilot's life during an action-packed dogfight.
Battle 360: Life Aboard the Enterprise
Battle 360: Life Aboard the EnterpriseVideo Clip (2:43)
Video Clip (2:43)
In this History 360 video clip, take a look at how life was aboard the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Listen to marines as they describe the daily life living aboard the ship and their descriptions of the many attacks.
Battle 360: Carrier Flight
Battle 360: Carrier FlightVideo Clip (3:04)
Video Clip (3:04)
In this History 360 video clip, take a look at the aircraft used on the USS Enterprise during World War II. The planes included the dive bomber, torpedo bomber, and wildcat fighter. At that time, the Japanese had more advanced technology than the US.
Hero Ships: USS Yorktown: Night Attack
Hero Ships: USS Yorktown: Night AttackVideo Clip (2:53)
Video Clip (2:53)
Pilots of the USS Yorktown reminisce about their epic raid on Japan.
Battle 360: The Crew
Battle 360: The CrewVideo Clip (1:41)
Video Clip (1:41)
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.
Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
Japanese Attack Pearl HarborVideo Clip (2:26)
Video Clip (2:26)
A look back at the day that lived in infamy.
Richard Young Recalls Pearl Harbor
Richard Young Recalls Pearl HarborVideo Clip (3:19)
Video Clip (3:19)
WWII veteran Richard Young talks about his experience during the attack on Pearl harbor.
Speeches & Audio (3)
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.
FDR War Report to Congress
FDR War Report to CongressAudio Clip (1:58)
Audio Clip (1:58)
See this moving video of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress describing the United State's circumstance and the Nazi's eventual downfall.
B-29 Raid Against Japan
B-29 Raid Against JapanAudio Clip (0:54)
Audio Clip (0:54)
As the United States bombards the Japanese islands in 1945, low-level air attacks can be heard in the first-ever direct broadcast of a B-29 raid.
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