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The Unbroken Man: Lucky Louis Zamperini

Go for Broke float for Rose Parade honors Japanese American WWII vets

Louis Zamperini was lucky. Yes, his plane crashed, he suffered adrift at sea, and was tortured in a Japanese prison. But that wasn’t the end of his story. Read the story from our archive.


Go for Broke float for Rose Parade honors Japanese American WWII vets

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Rose Parade Float Honors Nisei WWII Vets

A special “Go for Broke” float pays tribute to Japanese American WWII vets, in the 2015 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Read more.


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The American St. Nick

A GI’s act of kindness to war-weary kids in a Luxembourg town gave them joy and made him an enduring legend.
 


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A World War II Christmas

Peek back through our magical Christmas window to see America’s WWII Christmas past. Accompanied by a 1929 piano recording of Yuletide carols.
 

 


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Cobra King: Where Is She Today?

World War II’s most famous US tank—the one that broke German siege lines at Bastogne 70 years ago in the Bulge—is restored and ready for display. She’s just waiting for the museum where she’ll rest to be constructed.


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Hard Times in Hürtgen Forest

View World War II combat photos of American GIs fighting the grueling Battle of Germany’s Hürtgen Forest (often spelled Huertgen or Hurtgen) in 1944.