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Battlefield Detectives: The Civil War: Gettysburg. Thursday, February 11 at 10 AM EST
The Civil War: Gettysburg.. July 1-3, 1863: Over three hot days, Union and Confederate forces clashed in and around a small Pennsylvania town. When the Battle of Gettysburg ended, the two exhausted sides had inflicted more than 50,000
Battlefield Detectives: The Civil War: Gettysburg. Thursday, February 11 at 4 PM EST
The Civil War: Gettysburg.. July 1-3, 1863: Over three hot days, Union and Confederate forces clashed in and around a small Pennsylvania town. When the Battle of Gettysburg ended, the two exhausted sides had inflicted more than 50,000
Battlefield Detectives: The Civil War: Antietam. Thursday, February 11 at 11 AM EST
The Civil War: Antietam.. General Robert E. Lee's first invasion into the North ended in the Battle of Antietam--the bloodiest single day in the Civil War--and in all US history. Just 12 hours of fighting resulted in nearly 23,000
Battlefield Detectives: The Civil War: Antietam. Thursday, February 11 at 5 PM EST
The Civil War: Antietam.. General Robert E. Lee's first invasion into the North ended in the Battle of Antietam--the bloodiest single day in the Civil War--and in all US history. Just 12 hours of fighting resulted in nearly 23,000
Civil War Journal: The Battle of Chattanooga. Tuesday, February 16 at 7 AM EST
The Battle of Chattanooga.. The saga of the sweeping battle that helped establish Ulysses S. Grant as a major leader. Follows the fight from Lookout Mountain to Orchard Knob to Missionary Ridge, and demonstrates how Confederate General Braxton Bragg
Civil War Journal: Battlefield Medicine. Tuesday, February 09 at 7 AM EST
Battlefield Medicine.. The tale of the Civil War soldier's deadliest foe--disease. Typhoid and dysentery claimed more lives than battlefield wounds, and poor diet, unsanitary conditions, and emotional strain also took a deadly toll.
Weird Weapons: The Axis. Thursday, February 11 at 11 PM EST
The Axis.. Between 1939 and `45, the world was locked in a nightmare struggle of unprecedented ferocity. When the smoke from WWII cleared, bizarre stories emerged of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by both sides' most inventive minds--weird weapons
Weird Weapons: The Axis. Friday, February 12 at 3 AM EST
The Axis.. Between 1939 and `45, the world was locked in a nightmare struggle of unprecedented ferocity. When the smoke from WWII cleared, bizarre stories emerged of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by both sides' most inventive minds--weird weapons
Encyclopedia

PEARL HARBOR,

Early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Nearby military and naval airfields were also attacked by the Japanese planes. Eight American battleships and 10 other naval vessels were sunk or badly damaged, almost 200 American aircraft were destroyed

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Encyclopedia : WORLD WAR II,

Encyclopedia : JAPAN,

Did the United States wait too long to enter World War II?
Yes
 
No