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Rationing and Recycling
During the war everything seemed to be rationed or in short supply:
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Here Lie Three Americans
LIFE magazine published the first image of dead American servicemen in the 9/20/43 issue.
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'Knew I'd Killed Men'
Fighter pilot Quentin Aanenson recalls the first time he knew he'd "killed men."
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Made into an enemy
In Sacramento, soon after Order 9066 was issued, signs went up saying "Japs must go."
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FDR: Day of Infamy
FDR speaks to the country following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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On June 6, 1944 a million and a half Allied troops embark on the invasion of France.
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Pearl Harbor: The Attack
Daniel Inouye was preparing to go to church when the attack on Pearl Harbor began.
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African-Americans Troops Training
The armed forces of the United States remained strictly segregated.
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A World Without War | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode Seven: A World Without War, March 1945 - Dec. 1945.
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The Ghost Front | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode Six: The Ghost Front, Dec. 1944 - March 1945.
Preview: Ep6 | 30s
FUBAR | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode Five: FUBAR, Sept. 1944 - Dec. 1944.
Preview: Ep5 | 30s
Pride of Our Nation | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode Four: Pride of Our Nation, June 1944 - Aug. 1944.
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A Deadly Calling | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode Three: A Deadly Calling, Nov. 1943 - June 1944
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When Things Get Tough | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode Two: When Things Get Tough, Jan. 1943 - Dec. 1943.
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A Necessary War | Preview
Watch a preview of Episode One: A Necessary War.
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