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Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
Luba Keller was 11 years old in 1937 when the Nazis came into her town of Szydłowiec, Poland. Keller went to the...
On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Simon Braitman was in the Army in Dachau, Germany. He knew he had an uncle in the same situation as him. He was going...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she and her family were taken by train from the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. They rode...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Grunte was a Latvian prisoner in a labor camp in the Soviet Union after World War 2.] There...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
James McDermott was not in England as early as the 305th Bombardment Group was. They had sent 16 planes on the...
Most of Nick Cristiano's bombing missions started in the evening. He would call the meal before leaving "the last...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Erwin Johnson was captured by the Japanese on the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines. The prisoners were forced to start a...
During the surrender, James Bollich destroyed his weapons and threw them into the water. When he was falling back, he...
Daniel Crowley became a prisoner on 9 April 1942 when the American forces surrendered after losing the Battle of Bataan...
Ben Steele had not eaten in three days when he was captured. He was captured after walking out in front of an enemy...
Harvey Segal fought through France and then into Luxembourg and Belgium. His battalion [Annotator's Note: 37th Field...
After the Allies broke through at Saint-Lô, France [Annotator’s Note: Operation Cobra in July 1944], things got a lot...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
Dell Lauderdale went home after completing his service in the Marine Corps. After six months out of the military, he...
While working on a road, Ben Steele would see men covered with mosquitos. They did not have mosquito nets to sleep with...
Once he was strong enough, James Bollich was transferred to Mukden, Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Mukden, Manchuria,...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Raymond Mosher served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman in the station hospital on the...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden was captured...
Lewis Thomas Easterling had broken his legs when his plane was hit and he could not go anywhere when he landed. A group...
Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down by MiG-15s [Annotator's Note: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, NATO name: Fagot] over...
Leon Grunte was supposedly still a German paratrooper when he left Denmark. There were no parachutes left or planes for...
Lawrence Richard "Red" Gilbert and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 1st Ranger Battalion] were under heavy fire...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was marched from Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland to Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany...
Glen Kuskie had just made it to shore after surviving a Hell ship that was sunk by the Americans. [Annotator's Note:...
Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: Camp O'Donnell prisoner of war camp, Luzon, Philippines] was closed and James Bollich...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Langrehr to tell him about 29 June 1944.] They were assaulting a series...

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