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New Book on the War in the Pacific: Unknown Valor

Unknown Valor book

We are excited to announce the book launch for Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima. The book was written by Martha McCallum, a news anchor for Fox News, with our historian Ronald J. Drez. Read More

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Ghost Army Exhibit Opening Night at The National WWII Museum

Ghost Army Troops

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is unveiling a major new Ghost Army exhibit on March 5, 2020. It is entitled “Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II,” and it will be in the museum's brand new Hall of Democracy building. Our historian for the Ghost Army Tour, author and filmmaker Rick Beyer has been working with curator James Linn and his team on this exhibit, and he is very excited about what's in store. Read More

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History Happenings Mid-Winter: WWII, Civil War, Medieval

Finnish soldiers with machine gun during Winter War

This month’s History Happenings take place during mid-winter. Historian Mark Bielski covers historical events from Medieval times to the American Civil War and WWII. World War II In 1940 at the end of January, the Finnish Army was preparing for a major onslaught by the Soviet Red Army. Earlier in the month, the Finns had … Read More

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Share Your Story of Living Through WWII With The New York Times

Sugar rationing during WWII

We were excited to read in the At War column in The New York Times that they are looking for people who lived through World War II to share their experiences. Their stories will be included in a variety of coverage   throughout the year to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Learn more about the project. Read More

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Historian Kevin Hymel’s Latest Article: Armored Blitz to Avranches

4th Armored Division in Coutances

Historian Kevin Hymel’s most recent article, “Armored blitz to Avranches,” was just published on Warfare History Network. In the article Kevin covers how the U.S. VIII Corps exploited Operation Cobra and cracked a doorway into Brittany, and General Omar Bradley got exactly what he was looking for: a way to win the war faster. Read More

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Support the Ghost Army Legacy Project!

Ghost Army battalion tank

It’s the final week of the Ghost Army Legacy Project fundraiser and they are more than 90% of the way to their goal. More than 50 people have joined them so far - thank you so much! There’s still time for you to add to our success before year’s end. Read More

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Christmas in Wartime: Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge soldiers in the forest

"Christmas in Wartime: Battle of the Bulge" by Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez appeared in the National Archives blog The Unwritten Record. The post expounds upon this pivotal moment in WWII history and provides glimpse into how the soldiers "celebrated" Christmas under the dire winter conditions. Read More

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History with Mark Bielski: Pearl Harbor Podcasts

Attack on Pearl Harbor

On the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, our director, Mark Bielski, has two episodes on Pearl Harbor on his History with Mark Bielski podcast that you won’t want to miss! PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR Mark revisits his interview with historian Ron Drez. They discuss his book, Predicting Pearl Harbor: Billy Mitchell and the Path to War. … Read More

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Our Historians: Making History Come Alive

Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz

As it was when Dr. Ambrose was leading the D-Day to the Rhine Tour in the 1970s, we have only the most qualified historians lead our historical and WWII tours. Whether it is the history of WWII, the Civil War or Lewis and Clark, our historians are leaders in their field and world-renowned authors. They are also dedicated to making history come alive even when they are not leading tours – giving lectures, being interviewed, writing books, advocating for veterans. Here’s a look at what some of our historians are have been up to when not on tour. Read More

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