World War II Videos

With Germany upset about how WWI ended and Japan upset about a lack-of-access to much-needed natural resources, another war sent the world into chaos between 1939-1945. Stories in this collection are about some of those events.

About 2,000 African-Americans were among the Allied troops who stormed Normandy's beaches on D-Day.

One day, in September of 1928, Dr. Alexander Fleming was cleaning-up his lab at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England.  Among the ...

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - also known as Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn - was a Nobel-Prize winning author born in Russia on the 11th of December, 1918...

This historical footage, from Universal Newsreels, depicts the first American bombing of Berlin.

As Allied forces began their invasion of Germany, a Universal News camerman was embedded with the troops.

On the 14th of August, 1945 (August 15th, in Tokyo), Emperor Hirohito told the Japanese people (by radio) that the war was over.

See (and hear) an ancient instrument, called the harp guitar, as it is used to play Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella.

This clip from The Atom Strikes!

By mid-July, of 1945, a new weapon (being developed, in secret, by the "Manhattan Project") was ready for testing.

This clip, from a Universal Newsreel, combines Japanese and American historical footage of the Pearl Harbor attack.

This clip, from the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, depicts sections from the "Auschwitz Album," donated by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier.

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