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Omaha Beach, June 6 1944, men of the 1st Infantry, 29th Infantry and Rangers land on the Normandy coast as part of Operation Overlord.

Omaha Beach, June 6 1944, men of the 1st Infantry, 29th Infantry and Rangers land on the Normandy coast as part of Operation Overlord.

Richmond Grays on guard at John Brown's hanging at Harper's Ferry, VA, 1859.  John Wilkes Booth is the man holding the knife left of center.

Richmond Grays on guard at John Brown's hanging at Harper's Ferry, VA, 1859. John Wilkes Booth is the man holding the knife left of center.

Best friends Major Richard Winters and Captain Lewis Nixon. 101st Airborne.  "Band of Brothers"

Best friends Major Richard Winters and Captain Lewis Nixon. 101st Airborne. "Band of Brothers"

Excerpts from "Oswiecim" ("Auschwitz"). The silent footage shown in this video is from film that was taken by a Soviet military film crew over a period of months beginning on January 27, 1945, the day that Auschwitz was liberated.

Excerpts from "Oswiecim" ("Auschwitz"). The silent footage shown in this video is from film that was taken by a Soviet military film crew over a period of months beginning on January 27, 1945, the day that Auschwitz was liberated.

Grant crossing the James River in 1865 - the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, and General Lee knew it

Grant crossing the James River in 1865 - the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, and General Lee knew it

In 1861, 18-year-old Angelo Crapsey enlisted in the Union Army. His commanding officer called him the “ideal of a youthful patriot.”   In letters sent over the course of two years, Angelo's attitude toward the Civil War darkened after he experienced combat and witnessed the deaths of countless soldiers.  By 1863, Angelo was hospitalized, feverish and delirious; eventually he was sent home to Roulette, Pennsylvania. Becoming paranoid and violent, he killed himself in 1864 at age 21.

In 1861, 18-year-old Angelo Crapsey enlisted in the Union Army. His commanding officer called him the “ideal of a youthful patriot.” In letters sent over the course of two years, Angelo's attitude toward the Civil War darkened after he experienced combat and witnessed the deaths of countless soldiers. By 1863, Angelo was hospitalized, feverish and delirious; eventually he was sent home to Roulette, Pennsylvania. Becoming paranoid and violent, he killed himself in 1864 at age 21.

Peace Day Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

Peace Day Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

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