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Articles with keyword "World War II"


Reliving History Frame by Frame

Early newsreels put Americans in the front row for major world events.

WWII soldiers


War Stories: The American People in World War II

An epic film documents the experiences of the citizen soldier and his community.


The Sound of Freedom

Composed during World War II, Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait reflects the mood of the times during which it is performed.


Parades, Pickets, and Protests

Before Pearl Harbor, Chinese Americans bring the issue of Japanese agression to the nation's consciousness.

A diver examines the wreck of U-85.


Into the Deep

U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.

Frenchman weeps as Germans occupy Paris


Julien Green: The End of a World

As Germany occupied France, Green brought Paris to life in his superlative diaries.

Churchill and FDR at Second Washington Conference


Friends and Allies

Over their staffs' objections, Roosevelt and Churchill set in motion the invasion of North Africa.


Extraordinary Lives

A group who saved Western art from Nazi looting and a California farmer who redefined ancient warfare are included in the latest list of National Humanities Medalists.


Liebling's War

A. J. Liebling’s World War II journalism climbed to great literary heights, even as it stayed close to the ground.

Library of America book covers for Vonnegut


Unhappy Camper

The hijacking of Vonnegut's early education embarrassed him not just at the time but down the road, when his career would bring him into contact with writers more well-read than he was.