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Special Event: Band of Brothers Cast Reunion

Band of Brothers Renion Event

A very special Band of Brothers Cast Reunion event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday November 10. Even if you don’t live in the area, if you are a fan of the series, this extraordinary opportunity is a good reason to plan a weekend escape. Each year, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) holds … Read More

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Go Back in Time at Easy Company Training Grounds: Toccoa, Georgia

Camp Toccoa

We are delighted to share this article about Toccoa that was published on the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association website. Writer and photographer, Tom Snow, tagged along with our Band of Brothers Tour group led by senior historian Chris Anderson to explore Toccoa, the training ground in the north Georgia woods where the bonding process among the men of the 506th began. Read More

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USS Indianapolis

USS Indianapolis

Our historian Mark Bielski recently interviewed best-selling author, Lynn Vincent, and National Geographic Historian, Sara Vladic, about their new book, Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, on his History with Mark Bielski Podcast.  For any of you who are traveling … Read More

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History Happenings: WWII, WWI, Civil War

Stalin Ribbentrop 1939

Before we jump into History Happenings during World War II, World War I and the American Civil War for September, we have some thoughts for autumn, no matter where you are.  Read More

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D-Day Hero Thomas Meehan’s Letters

Thomas Meehan III Easy Company

Watch Stephen Ambrose read the letters that Thomas Meehan's III, an officer with Easy Company, wrote to his wife before he died on D-Day. You can also read the letters that he wrote to his wife and learn more about this D-Day hero. Read More

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History Happenings August: WWII, Civil War

Anti-aircraft during Siege of Leningrad

In History Happenings for August we cover World War II and the American Civil War, including the Seige of Leningrad and a raid by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. But first a quote from author Rick Bragg, who hails from the South, about this hot and steamy month. Read More

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History with Mark Bielski: Upcoming Fall Podcasts

This fall, historian and director Mark Bielski will be interviewing some fascinating guests for his History with Mark Bielski Podcast. From legendary football coach Vince Dooley to an onsite visit with the curator of the Dr. Samuel Mudd House and Museum, you won’t want to miss these episodes. Read More

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Tinian and the Bomb

Enola Gay crews in front of B-29

Our superb Pacific Historian, Don Farrell’s new book, Tinian and The Bomb, is a detailed story about the important and often overlooked role Tinian played in the Pacific Theatre of WWII—especially regarding the atom bomb and ending the war with Japan. Tinian, a small island in the Marianas, was an integral part of the Manhattan Project and associated operations that dealt with the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. Read More

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Webinar: The Quest for Decisive Battle in the Civil War

Battle at Gettysburg

Register now for historian Gerry Prokopowicz's upcoming webinar, ”Waterloo in Pennsylvania? The Quest for Decisive Battle in the Civil War." Gerry will cover the familiar explanations for outcomes of famous Civil War battles like Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg—and why these explanations fail to hold up in the face of more recent evidence and analysis. Read More

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History Happenings July: Neil Armstrong, WWII, Civil War

Neil Armstrong on the moon

Since it is mid-summer, in this month's History Happenings, we thought we would start with some lighter items and save the history heavy-lifting for a few paragraphs later. From National Drive-Thru Day to the famous von Stauffenberg plot to kill the Fuhrer to the story behind Stonewall Jackson's moniker, you will find that July is an interesting month for history. Read More

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