Military History

Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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13:19
Flags of Our Fathers

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
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00:32
Forward, 54th!

John Paul Jones and the Birth of the American Navy

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John Paul Jones is remembered as the first hero of the young American Navy. He raided the British coast during the American Revolution, capturing or sinking more than forty enemy ships in one of the greatest naval battles in our nation's military history. Readers of this interactive eBook will enjoy this thrilling account of the birth and growth of the American Navy, brought to life through engaging features such as maps, interactive timelines, video, quizzes, and primary source documents with analysis.

John Paul Jones and the Birth of the American Navy

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

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The Revolutionary War is a watershed moment in America's struggle for freedom and liberty. In this richly illustrated interactive eBook, students will learn why the colonists felt that armed resistance was the only way to make themselves heard and trace the paths taken by the British and the Americans as they moved from Lexington to Concord. Actor-narrated audio, video, maps, timelines, and other interactive features will give students a full understanding of these historic battles.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord