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Iowa's WWII Stories (#0)

Iowa's WWII Stories (#0)

posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Full Program: More than 276,000 Iowans went into military service during World War II. 8,398 never returned. Thousands more who remained at home played major roles in winning the war, as well. The sacrifices of each of these Iowans helped determine the... 56:48 Read More »
Heavy Rains Slow Allied Advance (#2006)

Heavy Rains Slow Allied Advance (#2006)

posted on April 15, 2009 at 2:51 PM

This is a portion of a newsreel shown to general audiences describing how the weather slowed the advance of 5th Army in June of 1944. 03:39 Read More »
U.S. Bombers Pave Way for Pacific Invasion (#2006)

U.S. Bombers Pave Way for Pacific Invasion (#2006)

posted on April 15, 2009 at 2:40 PM

This is a portion of a newsreel shown to general audiences describing the campaign in New Britain near New Guinea and Makin Island in the Gilbert Island chain in November of 1943. 03:47 Read More »
U.S. Army Air Corps Policy (#2006)

U.S. Army Air Corps Policy (#2006)

posted on April 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM

This is an excerpt from a film used to describe the United States Army Air Forces policy in Europe. The film begins with descriptions of actions taken in March of 1944. The film appears to be one used for training. 04:43 Read More »
Stepping Stone To Japan (#2006)

Stepping Stone To Japan (#2006)

posted on April 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM

This is a film used to describe what the United States Army Air Forces were doing to win the war in early 1944 in the Marshall Islands. It is not clear if it was only used for American forces as a training film or if it was shown to general... 04:55 Read More »
Review of the War in Europe (#2006)

Review of the War in Europe (#2006)

posted on April 14, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Produced sometime in 1946, this film is a retrospective of the war in Europe. It includes footage of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin meeting in Yalta in early 1945, battlefield action in Europe, and the signing of the Instrument of Surrender... 05:10 Read More »
Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor (#2006)

Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor (#2006)

posted on April 14, 2009 at 12:25 PM

This segment shows film of the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective. This film was captured from the Japanese Imperial Government and shown to audiences in the United States sometime in 1942. 02:47 Read More »
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (#2006)

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (#2006)

posted on April 14, 2009 at 12:12 PM

In this series of short films, WAACs are seen on a parade ground at a training base and on parade through a downtown business district. In the last film clip, the woman inspecting the troops is Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby, commanding officer of the... 01:38 Read More »
Color film of Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff, signing the Instruments of Surrender. September 2, 1945 (#2006)

Color film of Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff, signing the Instruments of Surrender. September 2, 1945 (#2006)

posted on April 14, 2009 at 12:06 PM

In this short silent film, Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff, signs both copies of the Instrument of Surrender. When the ceremony was completed, one copy was given to the representatives of the Japanese Imperial... 00:16 Read More »
Color film of the second flag raising on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 (#2006)

Color film of the second flag raising on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 (#2006)

posted on April 14, 2009 at 11:57 AM

In this short silent film, the U.S. flag is raised for the second time on the island of Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. 00:55 Read More »
World War II Veteran: Billy M. Amos (Bill) (#2006)

World War II Veteran: Billy M. Amos (Bill) (#2006)

posted on May 24, 2007 at 10:43 AM

Bill Amos landed on Omaha Beach several hours into the invasion of June 6, 1944 on an LCM landing craft. The amphibious tanks that were supposed to lead the invasion sank so the infantry had no protection. 09:52 Read More »
World War II and the Home Front: Ed Tubbs (#2006)

World War II and the Home Front: Ed Tubbs (#2006)

posted on April 10, 2006 at 12:05 PM

To help win the fight from the home front, the U.S. government asked its citizens to increase production of everything from ammunition to food. Ed Tubbs went to work for the Jasper Country Extension Service to promote Victory Gardens but eventually... 01:14 Read More »
World War II and the Home Front: Vivian Schleihs Builds Aircraft in Des Moines (#2006)

World War II and the Home Front: Vivian Schleihs Builds Aircraft in Des Moines (#2006)

posted on April 10, 2006 at 12:02 PM

Vivian worked for Solar Aircraft Company in 1944 while her husband Ray was flying bombing missions in Europe. 01:00 Read More »
World War II Veteran: Thelma Kardon (#2006)

World War II Veteran: Thelma Kardon (#2006)

posted on April 10, 2006 at 11:59 AM

For some, joining the service was a chance to relocate. 01:32 Read More »
World War II and the Home Front: Rex Holmes (#2006)

World War II and the Home Front: Rex Holmes (#2006)

posted on April 10, 2006 at 11:48 AM

As the battle raged on in Tunisia, 15-year old Rex Holmes of Red Oak waited in the Western Union Telegraph office in the Red Oak Hotel. 01:50 Read More »
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