Bosnian War
Heartbreaking Stories from Teenage Survivors of Bosnian War

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Listen to three survivors describe the horrors they endured as teenagers in the Bosnian War, including rape and torture. The war, which erupted in April of 1992, was the result of the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. By the end of the war in December of 1995, … Continue reading

[Blog] Poem of a WWII U.S. Veteran: ‘The VA Pharmacy’

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Author: Emmy Lu Daly Date: May 20, 2013 “Now serving #156 at Station #3.” One by one, on and on. Dumbed and numbed Veterans all. WWII, Korea, Vietnam, distant wars now. WWII- the “good” war Korea- the “forgotten” war Vietnam- the “wasted” war. #156 slowly raises his head, pushed his … 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

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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

Bay of Pigs Invasion
Brigade Veterans from the Bay of Pigs

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50 years later, Cuban brigadiers talk about their firsthand experiences with the Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961–from deporting to the camps for military training to the failed military invasion. The Bay of Pigs is considered a historically large failure for U.S. foreign policy, and entails the failed mission … Continue reading

Adolf Hitler
Testimonies from Hitler’s Army

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German veterans in Adolf Hitler’s army explain how they understood the events that led to World War II: “We wanted to defend our empire, which we had been wonderfully but purposefully misled about.” One former supporter of Hitler, Herr Joe Hermann, goes into why many Germans–including himself–believed Hitler’s invasion of … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
Canadians Take Juno Beach

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World War II veterans from various branches of the Canadian military give their personal accounts of the events that occurred when landing on Juno Beach during D-Day on June 6, 1944. The men reflect on the harsh weather obstacles, their various responsibilities, and their emotional state as they entered the … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
Photo Galleries: Invasion of Normandy in 1944

These two Canadian soldiers raise a Nazi flag which they captured in a quarry south of Hautmesnil, France. (August 10, 1944). Source: National Archives of Canada.

Please select one of the following photo albums: Preparing for D-Day June 6, 1944: The Normandy Landings Featured Images All Photos on the Invasion of Normandy