At the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, these artifacts from the beaches of Normandy are called “Silent Witnesses."
Josef Sibille of the Wehrmacht told his battalion commander in 1941 that neither he nor anyone in his company would kill any Jews
In 1944, the Nazis attempted to vanquish Resistance leader George Guingouin’s rural guerrilla force in the Battle of Mont-Gargan.
Pilots involved in the mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto reported seeing Hine’s left engine smoking, but no one saw him go down.
Hundreds of American fliers ended up stranded in Siberia—creating a conundrum for the Soviets, who were not at war with nearby Japan.
Believing they were secretly working for Germany, members of a subversive “fifth column” were actually the targets of an extraordinary British intelligence operation.
Some quarter of a million men and women served in this military branch during the war and made a significant contribution to Allied victory.
“In rough seas, it was really a clambake, with ships all over the place," recalls Douglas Burgess, who served on destroyer escort USS Brough during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Engineer Railway Detachment 96446A braved blizzards and treacherous terrain while moving vital war materiel inland.
Former ABC News correspondent John Martin recalls the search for Barbie, and how it helped expose an American wrongdoing.