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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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    Halloween on the Home Front

    Halloween today still brings with it traditions that were familiar during the 1940s. However the home front festivities during the war years also held some key differences as well. 

  • Reel History Filmmaker Talks: History Speaks

    Join Dr. Kristen Burton, Teacher Programs and Curriculum Specialist, as she moderates a conversation with the filmmakers behind History Speaks: The Diary of a Generation. Viewers will also be able to watch a segment of History Speaks: Hooray for Hollywood.

  • The Origins of WWII

    Join The National WWII Museum in a joint presentation with the National WWI Museum and Memorial as we explore the end of World War I, Armistice Day, and the origins of World War II.

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    Mark Gordon Hazard, 79th Infantry Division

    Mark Hazard discusses a patrol he led behind German lines just before the assault on Hagenau with the objective of capturing a German soldier to interrogate for information about enemy strength in the area.

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"To The Best of My Ability"

Episode 9 – The Pool of Armed Might

Allied victory had rescued humanity from a dark future, but for President Truman and his administration, the celebrations were short lived. There were still a number of challenges that remained, including the demobilization of millions of men and women, reshaping the economy without putting millions out of work, social unrest and growing racial tensions at home, and the looming threat of the nation’s burgeoning rivalry with the Soviet Union.

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