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WW II Resources

Provided by the Pearl Harbor Working Group in an effort to combat "history by sound bites," this site holds a large number of primary source materials related to the war. Users will find a large number of speeches, treaties, official declarations and reports and diplomatic documents. Additional resources include timelines, maps, comprehensive information on Pearl Harbor, links to complete online...
Pearl Harbor Opens: A Fitting Memorial?

The 140-million dollar summer blockbuster Pearl Harbor opened this Memorial Day weekend eliciting tears from teenaged girls, mixed reactions from veterans, and measured optimism from the Disney executives who financed the three-hour epic. As everyone surely knows by now, the movie tells the story of the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the vehicle of a love story. The producers, Jerry Bruckheimer...
Band of Brothers

With the wealth of allusions to Pearl Harbor in the news this week, this miniseries from HBO focused on World War II is well-timed. Parts one and two of the ten-part Band of Brothers premiered this week, and viewers will find supplemental material here including veterans' stories, a timeline of events related to the war, details on drop zones and paratroopers' uniforms, explanations of the...
The Nuremberg Project

The Nuremberg Project, a Web site presented by the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, has begun to offer online access to the Donovan Collection, the personal documents and papers of General William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan. After World War II, during the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg, Donovan served as special assistant to the U.S. Chief Prosecutor. Selecting from his papers...
The Fame of Sir Winston Churchill's Cigars Continues at Recent Auction

Sir Winston Churchill, along with his prodigious powers of diplomacy, was also known for his love of a good cigar. In fact, he was known to smoke as many as 10 a day, and eventually a class of cigars was named after him. On December 12th at Sotheby's of London, one of his half-smoked cigars sold for $3,585, when the predicted auction price was expected only to reach $1,100. Quite a few items of...
Australian War Memorial

The online presence of the Australian War Memorial, located in Canberra, Australia, this site contains dozens of valuable resources for those with a penchant either for Australian military history or merely for finding the military unit in which a relative may have served during the past 100 years. With numerous sectional headings, the Web site has an effective long-form essay that serves as a...
Researchers Find Japanese Submarine at Pearl Harbor

Earlier this week, researchers from the University of Hawaii and the Hawaii Underwater Research Lab located the remains of a Japanese midget submarine. Found in 1200 feet of water, the submarine was sunk by the USS Ward just an hour before the aerial attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Most important, the discovery of the midget submarine offers concrete physical evidence that the United...
Rutgers Oral History Archive of World War II

Begun in 1994 by the history department of Rutgers University, the Oral History Archive of World War II site (last mentioned in the April 7, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences) features transcriptions of interviews with 238 veterans (both men and women) of the war. While the project began with members of the Rutgers class of 1942, it was later expanded to involve many more alumni. The...
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum Web site presents a host of materials relating the life and accomplishments of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located in Abilene, Kansas, the museum consists of five different structures, including the home of the late President. The site contains several virtual exhibitions as well, including one on the US Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals. A...
After the Day of Infamy: 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Library of Congress presents this seasonal collection of field recordings of over 200 ordinary Americans' reactions to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Made between December 8, 1941, and February 1942, the original recordings used a technology called direct-to-disk, which created fragile, lacquer-coated, aluminum disks that could be played at 33 1/3 or 78 RPMs. The...
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