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The Army Corps of Engineers' Assignment

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Stretching 1,500 miles through the sub-arctic wilderness, the Alaskan Highway was built to defend Americans from threats in the Pacific. The monumental job was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers. The order was deceptively simple: build a road to Alaska as fast as possible. The Corps rushed over 10,000 men and 250,000 tons of equipment, materials, and supplies north on troop trains.

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Arctic Challenges

Arctic Challenges

By September of 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers building the Alaska Highway had struck permafrost—ground ...

Clearing the Way

Clearing the Way

To clear a path for the road, a lead bulldozer, flanked by two others, tore into the dirt and knocked down ...

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Ruby Ridge

A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia.

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Ruby Ridge

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Oklahoma City

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Oklahoma City

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The dramatic story of the nation's first subway

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Ruby Ridge scene breakdown

Original footage of Ruby Ridge from the U.S. Marshals of the Weaver's cottage.

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Ruby Ridge scene breakdown

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Ruby Ridge, Chapter 1

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Ruby Ridge, Chapter 1

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Ruby Ridge: An Inside Look

PBS and American Experience present an inside look at the new film Ruby Ridge.

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Ruby Ridge: An Inside Look

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OKC Press Tour Filler

PBS and American Experience present an inside look at the new film OKLAHOMA CITY.

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OKC Press Tour Filler

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OKC scene breakdown

Oklahoma City bombing scene break down.

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OKC scene breakdown

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Oklahoma City, Chapter 1

The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Oklahoma City, Chapter 1

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Oklahoma City: The Turner Diaries

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Oklahoma City: The Turner Diaries

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Timothy McVeigh at Waco, from Oklahoma City

Timothy McVeigh at Waco, Texas in 1993.

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Timothy McVeigh at Waco, from Oklahoma City

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The Great War promo

The Great War promo

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The Great War promo

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The Great War trailer

The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.

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The Great War trailer

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Ruby Ridge promo

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Ruby Ridge promo

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Oklahoma City trailer

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