Bataan Death March
The Horrors of the Bataan Death March


Survivors of the Bataan Death March describe what they went through when they were forcibly transferred from Mariveles to San Fernando in the Philippines during World War II. These American soldiers describe walking many miles each day in the blistering heat, while some days they would just sit in the … Continue reading

Jackie Robinson
The Story of Jackie Robinson


In this mini video biography on Jackie Robinson, historians give an overview of Robinson’ life starting at his childhood and going all the way to his death in 1972. One historian even says “The story of Jackie Robinson put a black man at the center of the story of America … Continue reading

Battle of the Somme
Soldiers Describe Their Experience Fighting in the Battle of the Somme


Soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme during World War I recount the conditions they faced during the several months-long battle. One soldier remembers a period of seven days and seven nights without having anything to eat or drink and describes being constantly in fear of an endless … Continue reading

Battle of the Somme
Veterans Describe Horrors of Battle of Somme

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 1.50.51 PM

Several Battle of Somme veterans relive their traumatic experiences as young soldiers in the 1916 Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive. With more than 1,000,000 men wounded or killed in combat, the Battle of the Somme is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles of World … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
A Presidential Citation for Outstanding Duty

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 2.54.02 PM

Warren E. Breniman was a U.S. Army staff sergeant and part of the 149th Engineering Combat Battalion that helped to invade Omaha Beach on D-Day. In this account, Breniman discusses the presidential citation his battalion received for their outstanding service during the invasion. He also talks about the obstacles that … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
A Lesson Learned on Omaha Beach

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 1.50.55 PM

Dan Farley, part of the U.S. Company “A” 5th Ranger Battalion that landed on Omaha Beach during D-Day. He explains what it was like to be in combat and describes bullets whizzing by his body, as well as the lesson he learned that saved his life many times.

Battle of the Bulge
Joseph Robertson: ‘I Still Had to Shoot Him’

U.S. Army

Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II. Here, Robertson recalls fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and having to take the life of a young German soldier that wouldn’t surrender to him. He calls it “the saddest memory of his life” and would … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
A Juno Beach D-Day Landing

Screen Shot 2014-05-15 at 4.05.43 PM

John “Jack” Springer, a veteran who served in the army during the Normandy Campaign, talks about landing on Juno Beach during D-Day. He discusses how his faith grew during that time, as well as how he prided himself in putting others before himself. In Springer’s words: “I wasn’t scared for … Continue reading

Battle of the Bulge
John Terborg on His Part in the Battle of the Bulge

Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 11.33.18 AM

John C Terborg describes his encounter with German troops on December 16, 1944, the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Terborg describes his experience as a P.O.W. until his escape on April 10, 1945. The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign of World War II … Continue reading