From the Civil War, to Vietnam, to World War II, and more contemporary conflicts, soldiers have been writing home from the front lines for centuries. Has anyone ever written to you from the battlefield? Do you have any war letters or stories about wartime correspondence to share with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE?
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
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.