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Atomic Bomb

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The decision to drop the atomic bomb caused political, social, and environmental changes that had unintended consequences for years to come. World War II veterans account their experiences with the atomic bomb in this KACV educational unit. The group includes video interviews with three veterans and a lesson plan.

Atomic Bomb: W.C. Simpson

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W. C. Simpson discusses the atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki during World War II in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Bobby Scott

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In this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War," Bobby Scott talks about what he thought about the war when it first began. He describes his reaction to the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and recalls how many civilians feared a Japanese invasion on home soil.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

VE Day: Marvin Kearns

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Marvin Kearns, World War II veteran, discusses how he celebrated the end of the war. Kearns describes the parades and celebrations that occurred in London on VE day and relates his greatest impression from the war in this KACV video teaching module. 

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

D-Day: George Koumalats Part 1

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George Koumalats talks about getting shot in the hand and jaw on D-Day and his subsequent recovery in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Rosa Brewer: Helping out During the War

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Rosa Brewer talks about how women helped out during the war by doing laundry and ironing clothes in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

The War: Cecil Reynolds Discusses Leapfrogging

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Cecil Reynolds shares his experiences from the Battle of Okinawa in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio along with closed captions.

James Wright: Pearl Harbor

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James Wright recalls the bombing of Pearl Harbor in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War." He explains how the USS Houston was headed to Pearl Harbor just before the attack. Wright recalls how they came into the harbor the next day and saw the extensive damage.

 This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

VE Day: Lowell Heckman

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Lowell Heckman recalls being just outside Berlin when Germany surrendered in World War II in this KACV video teaching module. Heckman explains how his division was disappointed they could not take Berlin after Germany had surrendered and instead had to let the Russian army take the capital.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Jack Hazelwood: Fighting a War at 18 Years Old

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In this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War," Jack Hazelwood talks about his experience fighting in a war at such a young age -- 18 years old.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Battle of the Bulge: Denzi Pulliam

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Denzi Pulliam talks about his experience during the Battle of the Bulge and his other experiences during his 181 days of frontline duty.  From KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Propaganda: Donald Smith

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Donald Smith talks about the prisoner of war camp in McLean, Texas. Smith recalls watching German POWs enter the McLean POW camp and how his stereotypes turned out to be wrong.  This video is from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Battle of the Bulge: Don Kimbrough

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Don Kimbrough talks about his experience during the Battle of the Bulge and how gasoline played a role in the battle in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Lou Hansen: Church Bells and Europe Invasion

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In this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War," Lou Hansen talks about church bells ringing in Lubbock signaling the beginning of the invasion of Europe.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Battle of the Bulge: Bill Brownlee

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Bill Brownlee talks about his experience fighting during the Battle of the Bulge in this video teaching module from KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

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