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Remembering the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion monument

Historian Kevin M. Hymel attended the dedication of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion monument at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on November 30. The 6888th was the only all-female, all-black unit to serve overseas during World War II. Back in 2009, Kevin wrote an article on the unit, interviewing three veterans for the story that appeared in On Point, the newsletter for the Army Historical Foundation. Read More

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Celebrating Veterans and the Arts: Band of Brothers Cast Reunion

Band of Brothers actors

George Luz, Jr., the son of Easy Company member, George Luz, Sr., attended a celebration of the arts and veterans at a Band of Brothers Cast Reunion Event, a benefit called “Behind the Camera,” that was hosted by Ivan Schwarz of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. Ivan was a producer on HBO’s Band of Brothers. It was a wonderful evening that brought together active duty soldiers along with veterans from every war and conflict. Read More

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A History of Thanksgiving

Portrait of George Washington's family

In honor of one of America's most hallowed holidays, we’d like to share a post from Bailey Martin of the National Archives History Office about the history of Thanksgiving, "A Thanksgiving Presidential Proclamation." But first, we'd like to thank our many guests who have helped us to promote the study and discourse of history by traveling with us to the places where history was made. We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! Read More

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History Happenings November: WWII, WWI, Civil War, American Revolution

Admiral Françoise Darlan

Before we jump into events that happening in history in the month of November during WWII, WWI, the Civil War and the American Revolution, we have some thoughts for November—be positive! “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” - Cyril Connolly. Onward! Read More

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Honoring Armistice Day on History with Mark Bielski

WWI soldiers celebrating Armistice Day

Armistice Day, November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.  From 1914-1918 millions of men fought each other across a brutal 475-mile long “No Man’s Land,” that stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border. When the guns finally fell silent, 10 million soldiers were dead, century’s old monarchies were … Read More

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Register for Kevin Hymel’s Patton: Battle of Mayenne Webinar

General George S. Patton WWII

We are excited to announce historian Kevin Hymel’s upcoming webinar, “General George S. Patton: Battle of Mayenne.” During the week celebrating Patton’s birthday, November 11, 1885, Kevin will discuss the details of the Battle of Mayenne, one of the topics covered on our In Patton’s Footsteps Tour. Read More

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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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