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Axis Military Leaders
Axis Military Leaders(12 Photos)
View images of Axis military leaders 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 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 Political Leaders
World War II Political Leaders(9 Photos)
View photos of World War II political leaders.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Hiroshima and Nagasaki(12 Photos)
See pictures from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during 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.
Coroner's Report: Atomic Bomb
Coroner's Report: Atomic BombVideo Clip (2:17)
Video Clip (2:17)
In August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What happened to people on the fringes of the blasts?
Manhattan ProjectVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Explore the top-secret American project to build the world's first atomic bomb.
Emperor HirohitoVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
Though his countrymen think him above politics, the Japanese leader was deeply involved in his country's war efforts.
Battle of Okinawa
Battle of OkinawaVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
On April 1, 1945, Allied forces invade the island of Okinawa and engage the Japanese in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War.
Battle of Iwo Jima
Battle of Iwo JimaVideo Clip (2:32)
Video Clip (2:32)
On February 19, 1945, American soldiers make their first strike on the Japanese Home Islands at Iwo Jima.
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.
Japanese Internment in America
Japanese Internment in AmericaVideo Clip (2:48)
Video Clip (2:48)
In 1942, thousands of Japanese Americans living in the United States are forced into war relocation camps.
Rare Color Films Document Atomic Bomb
Rare Color Films Document Atomic BombVideo Clip (2:44)
Video Clip (2:44)
An in-depth look at the events surrounding the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and ultimately, Japan's surrender in World War II.
Atoll Atomic Test Explosion
Atoll Atomic Test ExplosionVideo Clip (0:47)
Video Clip (0:47)
This atomic explosion History Channel video shows the ramifications of a nuclear test off of Hawaii. The shots are of a nuclear experiment done by the Department of Energy known as the DOE.
Atomic Bomb Assembled
Atomic Bomb AssembledVideo Clip (1:22)
Video Clip (1:22)
Watch actual footage of the first atomic bomb being prepared by U.S. engineers in 1945.
SamuraiVideo Clip (1:34)
Video Clip (1:34)
Honor was so much a part of Samurai life that warriors would commit ritual suicide if ever the code was broken.
Deconstructing History: Samurai
Deconstructing History: SamuraiVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
The Samurai were fearsome warriors whose traditions of honor and discipline live on in the study of jujitsu and kendo today.
Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiVideo Clip (3:29)
Video Clip (3:29)
Japan formally surrenders on September 2, 1945, after nearly 200,000 people were killed by two separate atomic bombings during World War II.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pearl HarborVideo Clip (2:20)
Video Clip (2:20)
Take a look at the events leading to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which prompted President Roosevelt to declare war on the Japanese and enter World War II.
Glenn Lane Recalls Pearl Harbor
Glenn Lane Recalls Pearl HarborVideo Clip (2:17)
Video Clip (2:17)
Veteran Glenn Lane was on the USS Arizona when Japan invaded Pearl Harbor.
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.
Pearl Harbor is attacked
Pearl Harbor is attackedVideo Clip (2:18)
Video Clip (2:18)
On December 7, 1941, Japan awakes the "sleeping giant" with an attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Kamikaze PilotsVideo Clip (3:44)
Video Clip (3:44)
Learn the meaning of "kamikaze" and find out how Japan convinced thousands of kamikaze pilots to fly to their deaths.
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