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  • Seeking Freedom - Documentary

    Court documents found in St. Louis tell the inspiring story of courage when slaves from around the area fought for their freedom by challenging their owners in court

  • In Their Words: 12th New Hampshire Infantry

    "In Their Words" chronicles the lives of various soldiers in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry during their service in the American Civil war using first person accounts.

  • Ace in a Day - The True Story of Chuck Yeager

    Chuck Yeager, the famous pilot broke the sound barrier, also was a hero in the second World War. Flying his P-51 Mustang, Glamorous Glenn, he downed an astounding five German Bf-109s in a single mission in October of 1944, making him an ace in a single day.

  • The Mind Blowing Escape of WW2

    This is the story of legendary German fighter ace Franz Von Werra and how he would become the only Axis pilot in World War II to escape being a prisoner and return to the skies.

  • Henry Erwin's Medal of Honor

    This is the story of Henry E. Erwin, an American airmen on board a B-29 Superfortress when a phosphorous bomb detonated inside the aircraft. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor when he would save his entire crew from certain death.

  • History of African American Farm Families During the Industrial Age

    Through the lens of historic photographs, we learn a story of African American history. Today, African Americans in United States agriculture are virtually non-existent, and in a world of mechanized industrial farming, it is easy to forget the hands-on physical labor required in the past. The ric...

  • Forlorn Hope

    Movie

    On a warm summer afternoon, late in the Civil War, more than 850 Maine Soldiers accepted orders to charge an entrenched Confederate position on the outskirts of Petersburg, Virginia. Within 10 minutes of their charge, more than 630 of those soldiers were struck down. It was the largest number of ...

  • WW1: Battle of the Somme

    This is the story of the first day of the Somme Offensive, 1 July 1916 - the single bloodiest day in British military history. 57,000 British soldiers became casualties, most within a few hours of the initial attack. The offensive was part of a doomed attempt to break the deadlock of trench warfa...

  • The Compact

    The Compact is the story of 12 Union Soldiers from the American Civil War. Raised across the country, they met in a hospital in Pennsylvania. They are drawn to make a compact to better their lives and meet 20 years later at Niagara Falls, NY. Meet the men and hear their stories.

  • Battle of Waterloo, 1815

  • The Legless Ace - Douglas Bader - RAF Fighter Pilot

    Douglas Bader was one of the most famous pilots of World War II, and what makes him even more incredible is that he lost both legs in a flying accident. Yet, after he was fitted with prosthetics, he flew Hawker Hurricanes and Spitfires and was one of the top RAF aces in the conflict.

  • How a Luftwaffe Ace Actually Tricks the Allies

    This is the story of Erich Hartmann's battle against American and Soviet fighters in World War II, where he tricked American P-51 Mustangs and Yak Fighters into turning on each other.

  • Between the Lines

    1 season

    "Between the Lines" is an in-depth look at the letters of Jacob Weaver. A resident of Ulster County New York, Weaver and his family emigrated to Indiana Territory in 1813. For 47 years his letters described life in his new home. Are their contents truthful depictions or fanciful embellishments...

  • Lost Battalion

    Movie

    The legendary World War I story of American soldiers who rush to war and are swept up by crushing forces beyond their control. An enduring tale of war, heroes, and the scars left behind.

  • The Kamikaze Killer - Jeremiah O'Keefe

    This is the story of Jeremiah O'Keefe, the United States Corsair pilot in WWII who took down five Japanese Kamikaze bombers in a single day at the Battle of Okinawa.

  • Fort Adams' Advanced Redoubt

  • The Best Nose Art of WW2 - Episode 1

    In this series Nose Art Stories (Episode 1), we will be looking at some of the best aircraft nose art from World War II and telling their incredible stories. In this first episode, we will cover "The Blond Angel", "Little Lady", "Big Dick", "In the Mood", and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby".

  • Revolutionary War Musket Nomenclature

  • An Allied Prisoner who Stole a German Bomber

    When Mikhail Devyataev was captured and put into a concentration camp, instead of sitting by, he conspired to actually steal a German He-111 bomber from his camp commander in one of the most amazing stories of World War II.

  • The Greatest Female Pilots of all time- Night Witches

    The Night Witches were an all-female fighter group created by Marina Roskova. They launched deadly attacks on German troops is famous night attacks from their Po-2 biplanes.

  • Hunter's Raid: The Battle of Lynchburg

    Movie + 1 extra

    June, 1864. During the American Civil War, General David Hunter and his Army of 18,000 Union soldiers are ordered to capture Lynchburg, Virginia. If Hunter can seize this important Southern city, it might cripple the Confederacy permanently, and end the war. Defended only by old men and young boy...

  • Antietam
    Movie + 2 extras

    Antietam

    Movie + 2 extras

    Unique, educational, and action-packed, Antietam, A Documentary Film was filmed on the actual Antietam battlefield and captured in 35mm motion picture film. It is narrated by James Earl Jones and includes four, on-site historians, working in pairs, two to each side, as they walk the battlefield,...

  • Why Pork?

    Pork was an incredibly important part of the Civil War era farm. Journey to the basement of a 19th century farm house, a place where pork was cared for and preserved, to explore more about the topic!

    Enjoy this recut and remastered episode from Civil War Digital Digest!