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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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    General William H. Simpson’s Ninth US Army and the Crossing of the Rhine

    Much has been made in the historical record of the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany in early March of 1945. However, fewer accounts exist of Operation Flashpoint, Ninth US Army’s assault crossing of the Rhine, which began on March 24. General William H. Simpson, commander of Ninth Army, has received little attention in the historiography of World War II.

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    II Corps at El Guettar

    In the aftermath of the Battle of Kasserine Pass, US II Corps passed to the command of General Harold Alexander’s 18th Army Group. When Alexander took command on February 20, 1943, one of his first tasks was to assess II Corp’s combat readiness after its setbacks during its early engagements around Kasserine Pass.

  • Adolfo Kaminsky

    The long and astounding life of Adolfo Kaminsky (1925–2023) typifies a quite modern form of deception—the art of forging documents.

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World War II On Topic

Season 3: Episode 1 – “Patriots From the Barrio with Dave Gutierrez"

Welcome to a new podcast series where we revisit some of our most riveting and educational discussions on World War II. This episode is brought to you by the Museum’s Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.

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