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Korean War(15 Photos)
On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when communist North Korea invaded South Korea. The United States, fighting under United Nations command, would lose more than 36,000 soldiers in one of the first clashes of the Cold War.
Allied Military Leaders
Allied Military Leaders(11 Photos)
View photos of Allied military leaders
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.
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman(19 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman.
Douglas MacArthurVideo Clip (3:27)
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.
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.
Battle of Peleliu
Battle of PeleliuVideo Clip (2:10)
Video Clip (2:10)
In a costly battle, U.S. forces assault Peleliu in the Palau Islands to diminish its potential threat to their future invasions in the Pacific.
MacArthur Arrives in New Guinea
MacArthur Arrives in New GuineaVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
Witness General Douglas MacArthur arrive at New Guinea and a B24 plane bomb a Japanese cargo ship in this video from General MacArthur in World War II. MacArthur arrives in New Guinea and is greeted warmly.
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.
Truman Sacks General MacArthur
Truman Sacks General MacArthurVideo Clip (1:44)
Video Clip (1:44)
Rewind Breaking News The History Channel: Truman MacArthur Crisis. President Truman didn't want the Korean War to escalate, out of fear that the Soviet Union be drawn further into the conflict. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The World War II Years
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The World War II YearsVideo Clip (3:50)
Video Clip (3:50)
Examine President Franklin D. Roosevelt's role in World War II. Find out how he led the United States from isolationism to victory.
Speeches & Audio (5)
Douglas MacArthur Receives the Japanese Surrender
Douglas MacArthur Receives the Japanese SurrenderAudio Clip (1:21)
Audio Clip (1:21)
On September 2, 1945, aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, World War II comes to a close when Japanese officials sign the unconditional surrender. Gen. Douglas MacArthur presides over the signing and delivers a short speech on the momentous occasion.
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.
MacArthur on Communist Advances in Korea
MacArthur on Communist Advances in KoreaAudio Clip (0:32)
Audio Clip (0:32)
On January 21, 1951, U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of United Nations forces in Korea, offers reassurance to the public that South Korea would not fall to communist forces.
Truman Removes MacArthur From Command
Truman Removes MacArthur From CommandAudio Clip (0:21)
Audio Clip (0:21)
Because Gen. Douglas MacArthur's desire to expand the Korean War conflicted with the nation's foreign policy, President Truman felt he had no alternative but to replace MacArthur. On April 11, 1951, Truman relieves MacArthur of his command and informs the American public of his decision in a radio report that same day.
MacArthur Gives Farewell Address
MacArthur Gives Farewell AddressAudio Clip (5:02)
Audio Clip (5:02)
On April 11, 1951, President Harry Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command due to their disagreement over the handling of the Korean War. On April 19, 1951, after 52 years of military service, Gen. Douglas MacArthur delivers a farewell address to Congress, setting off a controversy among congressional members over whether or not the Joint Chiefs of Staff had approved the MacArthur plan for operations.
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