WWII

Photo of Josephine Baker in military uniform, saluting, projected on building with red, white and blue lights (© Antoine Gyori/Corbis/Getty Images)

Life of legend Josephine Baker honored in Paris

Legendary dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was honored at Paris' Panthéon on November 30. Learn more.
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Music keeps U.S. troops in formation, boosts morale

U.S. troops stay in step on marches by singing cadence calls about military life. Learn more about them and other military music traditions.
Woman sweeping segment of Berlin Wall among trees in park (© Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Images)

Remnants of the Berlin Wall — where are they now?

Learn how and why segments of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of totalitarianism and the Cold War, wound up all over the world.
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Blue Angels: Celebrating 75 years of precision flying

The Blue Angels' displays of precision flying have dazzled millions worldwide. Learn more about the U.S. Navy flight squad celebrating 75 years.
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U.S. Holocaust Museum teaches the warning signs of genocide

The Washington-based museum wants people to know that the Holocaust wasn't inevitable — and that we all have a role in preventing atrocities.
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Commemorating the United Nations Declaration

Learn how a document signed by Allied nations during World War II helped pave the way for victory — and for today's United Nations.
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Unbreakable: Remembering the Navajo Code Talkers

November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers, whose secret code helped end World War II.
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On V-J Day: Memories from veterans who were there

In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.
People surrounding sign saying 'Victory in Europe Day' (State Dept.)

Marking the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day [video]

The 75th anniversary of V-E Day recalls the Allies of World War II uniting to achieve victory. Uniting against today's threats is every bit as vital.