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World War II Political Leaders
World War II Political Leaders(9 Photos)
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Allied Military Leaders
Allied Military Leaders(11 Photos)
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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 II Pilots and Planes
World War II Pilots and Planes(12 Photos)
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World War II Posters
World War II Posters(16 Photos)
View photos of famous posters from the World War II era.
World War I Leaders
World War I Leaders(16 Photos)
World War I ravaged Europe from 1914 until an armistice was signed in November 1918. In all, more than 9 million soldiers would be killed, and nearly 21 million more wounded.
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.
Winston ChurchillVideo Clip (2:24)
Video Clip (2:24)
The British Bulldog inspired his countrymen in their fight against Adolf Hitler and helped lead the Allies to victory during World War II.
Hitler Launches the Battle of Britain
Hitler Launches the Battle of BritainVideo Clip (2:11)
Video Clip (2:11)
Britain's Royal Air Force staves off destruction at the hands of the German Luftwaffe.
North Africa Campaign
North Africa CampaignVideo Clip (1:41)
Video Clip (1:41)
After Italy declares war, the Allies fight the Axis powers in North Africa for control of the Mediterranean.
Allies Launch Disastrous Attack at Gallipoli
Allies Launch Disastrous Attack at GallipoliVideo Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
An ill-fated assault on Turkish forces leads to 500,000 casualties in World War I.
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the BulgeVideo Clip (2:50)
Video Clip (2:50)
In December 1944, a major German offensive is launched against the Allies in the Ardennes Mountains region on the Western Front.
At the Battle of the Bulge
At the Battle of the BulgeVideo Clip (3:34)
Video Clip (3:34)
Jim Banks' neighbor, Herm Graebner, shared with him the films of his journey through Germany and France during WWII.
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.
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.
Causes of World War I
Causes of World War IVideo Clip (2:17)
Video Clip (2:17)
By 1914, military tensions and a series of alliances have Europe on the edge of war. In August, the fuse is lit by an assassination in Sarajevo. By war's end, more than 100 countries would be involved in the conflict.
Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I
Treaty of Versailles Ends World War IVideo Clip (1:56)
Video Clip (1:56)
German resentment over harsh peace terms leads to a rise in nationalist sentiment and the eventual rise to power of Adolf Hitler.
Churchill's Secret Bunkers
Churchill's Secret BunkersVideo Clip (3:47)
Video Clip (3:47)
During World War II, a secret network of tunnels was built under London to keep Churchill's communications lines intact.
FDR Meets Churchill in Quebec
FDR Meets Churchill in QuebecVideo Clip (1:21)
Video Clip (1:21)
At a famous meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Quebec, Canada, the men discuss United Nations issues and plans that will bring peace to the East.
Speeches & Audio (4)
Churchill Calls for Britain to Meet Nazi Threat
Churchill Calls for Britain to Meet Nazi ThreatAudio Clip (4:52)
Audio Clip (4:52)
In a speech delivered on November 16, 1934, Winston Churchill questions his country's policy of appeasing Hitler and raises concerns over the rising power of Nazi Germany.
Winston Churchill Rallies British Citizens
Winston Churchill Rallies British CitizensAudio Clip (1:36)
Audio Clip (1:36)
In one of his greatest speeches, delivered first before the House of Commons on June 18, 1940, and then broadcast to the nation, Winston Churchill inspires his countrymen to soldier on after the fall of France, assuring them that if Great Britain upholds its duty to fight, "men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.' "
Churchill on the Battle of France
Churchill on the Battle of FranceAudio Clip (7:40)
Audio Clip (7:40)
In May 1940, Winston Churchill speaks on national radio for the first time as prime minister and calls for a struggle to the last breath against Nazi conquest and oppression.
German V-2 Attacks on Britain
German V-2 Attacks on BritainAudio Clip (0:33)
Audio Clip (0:33)
On September 8, 1944, Germany launched an aerial attack on London with V-2 ballistic missiles. A U.S. broadcast describes the varying reports coming from Germany and England of the damage. The V-2, developed by German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, was more technologically advanced than any other rocket of the era.
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