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Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.

  Spotlight On:

Getting There. . .
Passage to America, 1750Sailing to Colonial America
"No one can have an idea of the sufferings which women in confinement have to bear with their innocent children on board these ships." A German immigrant describes the arduous journey to colonial America.

When thw Car Was YoungEarly Adventures with the Automobile, 1906-1909.
Racing, driving and crossing the continent. "The roads themselves are mostly bad..." - before our infatuation with the car turned to love.

  Photo of the Week:

The Price of WarThe Price of War, 1944.
A young boy helps a wounded compainion in war-torn Naples, Italy.

U-Boat Attack, 1917
Captured German footage of one of its submarines in action during World War I.

The Hindenburg Explodes, 1937
The great German airship bursts into flames as it attempts to land at Lakehurst, NJ.

The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Captured Japanese footage taken from their aircraft during the attack.

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  It Happened This Month:
Lord NelsonThe Death of Lord Nelson, 1804.
"I am a dead man, Hardy. I am going fast: it will be all over with me soon." Britain's greatest naval hero meets his Maker during the Battle of Trafalgar.

John Brown's RaidJohn Brown's Raid, 1859.
"He avows that his object was the liberation of the slaves of Virginia." Robert E. Lee, commander of the U.S. forces that responded to the attack, describes John Brown's attempt to capture the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va.

  Notable Quote:
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." - George Washington (1732-1799).

Iwo Jima, 1945
The first wave attacks the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.

Theodore Roosevelt 1912
The "Bull Moose" candidate speaks during his unsuccessful campaign for President.

Charles Lindbergh, 1927
The "Lone Eagle" speaks after his historic flight

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