The Mariana Islands are located 1,500 miles from Japan in the Central Pacific. In 1944 this proximity made them strategically important to the U.S. war effort. The U.S. Army Air Forces wanted to use the islands as launching pads for B-29 bomber attacks on Japanese targets. The islands were also crucial for the Japanese, who had 30,000 troops stationed on the island of Saipan to stop the American advance.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An American Communist family that had fled to Moscow in the late 1920s, return to America in 1935 but can not bring their 5-year-old son.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.