WWII Vet’s First Time Back In 75 Years! // Battlefield Return: The Netherlands
#AlliesForFreedom: Battle of Manila and the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

#AlliesForFreedom: Battle of Manila and the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

(Music) During the Second World War, Manila, known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” bore witness to the courage and sacrifice of U.S. forces and Filipino fighters. The Battle of Manila was part of the Battle for Luzon. So overall, it was part of the Philippine liberation campaign. The Filipinos and Americans fought side-by-side. There Read more about #AlliesForFreedom: Battle of Manila and the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp[…]

WWII Documentary: France ’44: The Encirclement at Nancy
The Only Countries That Have Never Lost A War

The Only Countries That Have Never Lost A War

Everyone today knows about the current military juggernauts: the United States, Russia, and China. Both the US and Russia have waged considerable campaigns since the end of the second world war, and though both have proven they have the might to crush any conventional army they encounter, their efforts to fight non-conventional wars have often Read more about The Only Countries That Have Never Lost A War[…]

Independence Day with Family Pictures USA (2019) | An Immigration Story

Independence Day with Family Pictures USA (2019) | An Immigration Story

Thomas Allen Harris: Family Pictures USA Once you see America through family pictures, you’ll never see this country the same way again I’m Rhea Dane and this is my father I’m Evanghelos, you can call me Angelo and I’m Rhea’s father In 1949 I had uncles living in Detroit. They told me, you want to Read more about Independence Day with Family Pictures USA (2019) | An Immigration Story[…]

To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück

To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück

VANDEBURGT: My name is Melissa Minds VandeBurgt, and I’m the head of Archives, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives here at the Bradshaw Library at FGCU. The intention for the exhibition really came initially from my desire to want to do something to honor the 75th anniversary of the liberation. But I really wanted to focus Read more about To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück[…]

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

World War II was a time of terror that brought out the worst in many. Yet even in the darkest, most desperate times people joined together to fight against the wicked in positions of authority, even when the consequence they would face was often certain death. Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler are two such men Read more about Escaping The Nazi Death Camp[…]

A Ship Pretended to Be an Island for Enemy Escape

A Ship Pretended to Be an Island for Enemy Escape

When you’re surrounded by enemies and everything’s at stake, what would you choose: overwhelming force or a cunning and subtle tactic? Don’t answer too quickly! After this story about a small ship that escaped an entire Japanese fleet by disguising itself as a tropical island, you may change your mind. Naval combat is a fearsome Read more about A Ship Pretended to Be an Island for Enemy Escape[…]

Escaping A Nazi Prison With A Wooden Horse

Escaping A Nazi Prison With A Wooden Horse

You might have heard of the story of the Trojan horse, when the Greeks hid a strong force of armed warriors inside a wooden horse and got that horse into the city of Troy, after which they were able to spring their trap. Today we have a kind of Trojan horse story with a twist, Read more about Escaping A Nazi Prison With A Wooden Horse[…]

First Allied Action on D-Day | Operation Deadstick (June 6th, 1944)

First Allied Action on D-Day | Operation Deadstick (June 6th, 1944)

On the 6th of June 1944, D-Day commenced. The largest amphibious operation in history marked the start of the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. That day, over 130.000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Western Europe. Now, the night before D-Day, another daring and dangerous mission took place. Six Halifax bombers Read more about First Allied Action on D-Day | Operation Deadstick (June 6th, 1944)[…]