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5m 15s

Boeing's Rosie the Riveter

When America went to war, men joined the effort as soldiers leaving necessary jobs at manufacturing plants empty. Women stepped up to fill the gap and worked in the factories and on production lines building the war machinery.

4m 43s

Shiro Kashino: From Internment to Platoon Sergeant

Shiro Kashino joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, along with many other Japanese Americans. While his family was forced into an internment camp, Kashino felt he needed to prove his loyalty and became a Platoon Sergeant of one of the most decorated regiments in history.

0m 57s

Victory Square in Seattle

Victory Square was a civic focal point for Seattle's World War II homefront. Located on University Street, between 4th and 5th avenues in Downtown Seattle, Victory Square contains a monument that lists the names of Washington state citizens who lost their lives during the war.

2m 25s

The Bombing of Seattle

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor there was a general fear up and down the west coast. As a result, in 1943 the city of Seattle held a demonstration at the Husky Stadium showing what to do if enemy planes attack called "The Bombing of Seattle."

5m 9s

Chinese Canadians: The Unwanted Soldiers

Howe Lee of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society discusses how Chinese Canadian soldiers were discriminated against during World War II. He shares how they left for war as unwanted soldiers and returned as heroes.

5m 18s

Canadian War Brides

Thousands of Canadian soldiers brought home British war brides after World War II. The war brides joined their husbands in Canada after the war.

5m 23s

Bob Porter: POW in Nazi Germany

Royal Canadian Air Force veteran Bob Porter discusses his experiences during World War II. He talks of parachuting from a burning plane, trying to escape Nazi Germany and finally being liberated from a concentration camp.

4m 44s

Pearl Harbor Through Aerial Photography

Army aerial photographer Lee Embree witnesses the start of World War II before America even knew it was at war. He recorded history through photographs and captures Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

6m 36s

Hanford and Testing the Atomic Bomb

Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project in the town of Hanford in south-central Washington, the site was home to the B Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world.

5m 21s

Larry Story: Black Devil Brigade

Larry Story talks about his experience as a member of the brigade during World War II. The brigade fought in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December, 1944.

2m 42s

Camp Harmony: Japanese American Internment

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, about 100,000 Japanese Americans were forced to relocate to internment camps. Japanese Americans from the Pacific Northwest talk about their internment experiences.

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