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Taiko Dojo: Music

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, hear the taiko drumming of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. This art form is being performed in San Jose's Japantown as the Taiko Dojo troop seek to keep this musical form and piece of Japanese heritage alive.

Patent and Invention Research | History Detectives

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This History Detectives media gallery features a collection of resources illustrating research methodology for investigating patents and inventions.

War on Cocoa Beach | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Many folks are not aware of the fact that in World War II, the war was not ALL being fought across the Atlantic. There were dangers right here in America, off the coast of Cocoa Beach.

Sanford Naval Air Station | Central Florida Roadtrip

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In the early years, the Sanford area was mostly agricultural. But that all changed in the 1940’s, with the threat of war on the horizon.

Family History | History Detectives

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Family stories are a rich window on the past. They can paint pictures of an important period in history through the experience, perspective, and memories of people who lived during that time. These lesson plans and videos, based on artifacts and family heirlooms featured in History Detectives episodes, offer students opportunities to dig deeper into their own family history. Through activities that emphasize genealogical research and oral history interviews, students can begin to discover and access new information about themselves—as well as acquire the skills required to become history detectives in their own right.

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.

Meryl Barnett: WWII Experiences

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Meryl Barnett talks about his experience fighting in 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.

WWII Experiences: Cecil Galloway

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Cecil Galloway talks about Italy and Morocco during World War II 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.

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.

Propaganda:Neita Boynton

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In this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War," Neita Boynton talks about how life changed in Amarillo during the war. She recounts the different changes that occurred on the home front as citizens dealt with rationing. Boynton describes the gardens many grew and the issue of ration books.

 

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.

Bataan Death March | Iowa's WWII Stories

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Following their surrender to Japanese forces at the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, tens of thousands of U.S. and Filipino troops were forced to march 60 miles over six days as prisoners of war. Prisoners were provided no food or water, and many who fell or stopped were killed. Thousands died before they could reach their destination. This segment of Iowa Public Television's Iowa WWII Stories includes historical footage and interviews with survivors of the march.

WWII Prairie Memories | Kamikazes in the Pacific and Cold in Europe

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Hear the stories of Navy gunner Dick Severson, Fargo, ND; Navy bosun mate Donovan Witham, West Fargo, ND; and infantryman Wayne Rowe relate stories of wartime incidents.

World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

WWII Prairie Memories | Tragedy and Comedy, Life in the Military

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Listen to some of the strongest wartime memories of sailor Jack Schulstad, Barnesville, MN;aviation cadet Henry LaBore, Fargo, ND; sailor John Harrison Abel, Hitterdal, MN; infantryman Loren Olson, Ada, MN; Canadian Army sapper Fred Herring, Morris, MB, and infantryman LeRoy Quernemoen, Fergus Falls, MN. Develop an appreciation for WWII Veterans.

World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

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