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World War, 1939-1945

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The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color

Documentaries about World War II have become almost de rigueur for any major television network since the 1950s, but PBS has assembled an impressive collection of color photographs, film clips, and personal histories that brings the experience of the war, both in the US and abroad, to bear on the human condition in a very powerful way. The site is divided into different thematic areas, including...
Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project

Developed by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, this site offers visual and written testimony about the experiences of United States veterans ranging from those who served in World War I, to those who served in the first Gulf War. The documents are organized into three main topical areas, including courage, patriotism, and community. The community section features...
Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War

Until quite recently, many organizations (such as libraries and newspapers) kept extensive clipping files, thematically organized, and ready at a minute's notice for use by a columnist, researcher, or those who were just plain curious. One such organization was the Hamilton Spectator, a Canadian newspaper which kept a collection of 144,000 newspaper articles (culled from various Canadian...
Churchill and the Great Republic

The late Winston Spencer Churchill was many things, including a fine diplomat, an excellent statesmen, and quite a prodigious author. Of course, he was also a good friend to the United States, and this online exhibit from the Library of Congress explores Churchill's long relationship with the U.S., which he referred to as "the great Republic". With generous funding from John W. Kluge (and the...
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

As the series producer, Laurence Rees, mentions in the introduction to this engaging online presentation, "Auschwitz is unique. It has a physical beginning in May 1940 and physical ending in January 1945, and is the site of the single largest mass murder in the history of humanity." The overall focus of this website is to offer an informed and nuanced attempt to understand the extermination...
Native Words, Native Warriors

Throughout World War I and World War II, American Indians were asked to join the United States armed forces. They served in many different campaigns, and in many different capacities, but perhaps one of the best known groups of American Indians were the "Code Talkers". The "Code Talkers" were asked to develop a way of transmitting secret messages using their own native languages, and they were...
United States Holocaust Museum: Some Were Neighbors

How were so many people murdered in the Holocaust? It is a grim question, and it is explored with great sensitivity and insight in this digital exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Designed to complement an in site exhibit, the materials here include photographs, oral histories, and other documents that look at the different roles played by teachers, workers,...
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