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  • 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!

  • Napoleon's First Victory: Siege of Toulon 1793

  • Napoleon's Masterpiece: Austerlitz 1805

  • Napoleon Defeats Russia: Friedland 1807

  • Napoleon Defeated: Aspern 1809

    In 1809, with Napoleon and his best troops bogged down in Spain, Austria decided to try to get revenge for her humiliation at Austerlitz three years before. Archduke Charles led an invasion of France's ally Bavaria, but Napoleon raised fresh troops and transformed the strategic situation in four ...

  • The History of the Magic Lantern

    Developed in the 17th century, the magic lantern allowed people to experience movie-like entertainment hundreds of years before cinema or photography existed.

    Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch astronomer, mathematician, and physicist in the 1650s, is credited with the invention of the magic lantern. H...

  • Test Driving Ford's 1953 Indy 500 Pace Car

    Ford supplied the pace car in 1953 – a special Sunliner convertible. Ride along in it with us in this video. Join curator Matt Anderson for this fun ride into history!

  • How Farmers Harvested and Threshed Wheat in the 1880s

    Lazy days of summer start for some farmers only after they finish the most stressful time of their year – grain harvest. Weather conditions dictated the timing historically (and continue to do so today). At Firestone Farm, you can see the ways that farmers such as Benjamin Firestone combined weat...

  • The 1967 Ford Mark IV: Legend of Le Mans

    Few auto racing efforts were as ambitious as Ford’s quest to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most important sports car race, in the 1960s. Ford’s dedication paid off, first in 1966 when GT40s finished 1-2-3 at the French endurance race, and then again in 1967 with an all-Amer...

  • Napoleon's Revenge: Wagram 1809

    Six weeks after his bloody repulse at the Battle of Aspern-Essling, Napoleon led his reinforced army back across the Danube. The resulting clash with Archduke Charles's Austrian army was the biggest and bloodiest battle yet seen in European history, and despite heavy French losses, resulted in a ...

  • Napoleon's Spanish Ulcer: Spain 1809 - 1811

    In 1809, as Napoleon fought the Austrians at Wagram, the war in Spain and Portugal continued to rage. The French had inflicted several heavy defeats on Spanish field armies, but now they faced a popular insurgency as well as a well-trained Anglo-Portuguese army led by British general Lord Welling...