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World War II education via our award-winning films and videos. Watch Introduction


World War II  films, videos and resources for educators and students


Visit our World War II Global Education Center in person or virtually

American Public Television National Programming Excellence Award

War in Europe Films

War in the Pacific Films

Holocaust Films

WWII Stories Video

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Virtual Learning for Students & Teachers

Step back into history and hear some of the incredible individual stories of those caught up in World War II via our award-winning documentary films. Complete with lesson plans

Visit our WWII Global Education Center in Person or Virtually

The non-profit World War II Foundation’s Global Education Center features over 5,000 WWII artifacts, a theater and library. It is open to students, educators and the public

Overseas Monuments

The World War II Foundation raised the money for and dedicated the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France. The 13 foot-high statue, in the likeness of Major Dick Winters, recognizes all those junior officers who led the way on D-Day, as well as all American Divisions and Corps who fought on June 6, 1944


The mission of the non-profit World War II Foundation is to tell the personal stories of those who were swept up in the most devastating conflict known to man and make these films accessible for free to students, educators, classrooms and the global public. Our documentaries rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by PBS/Public Television stations

From the Front to the Films Podcast and More

A weekly Zoom video podcast featuring authors, actors, historians, veterans and others connected to World War II. Plus, many individual stories from WWII

Normandie-WWII International Film & Media Festival

Held annually in Normandy, France recognizing the best in WWII documentary films. Q & A with authors, actors, filmmakers, historians and veterans

Annual Senator Bob Dole WWII Leadership Award

In 2019, the World War II Foundation  established the Senator Bob Dole World War II Leadership Award, which is now given annually to a veteran of WWII who returned from the war and devoted their lives to public service and educating current and future generations on the subject of World War II

Did You Know Our Films Rank in the Top 5 of Most Requested Programs Nationally by Public Television Stations?

Film Narrators

The World War II Foundation has been honored to have some of the biggest names in television, film and sports narrate our 26 films to date. They include Luke Bryan, Liev Schreiber, Greg Kinnear, Tom Selleck, Bill Belichick, Matthew Broderick, Gary Sinise (photo), Dan Aykroyd, Tim McCarver, Jon Seda, Jason Beghe, Peter Kessler, Tom Kane, David McCallum, Kyle Chandler, Damian Lewis and Captain Dale Dye


The World War II Foundation and Tim Gray Media have won many regional, national and international awards for their 26 World War II Films to-date, including American Public Television’s prestigious National Programming Excellence Award, which recognizes the best in film work by producers, writers and directors across the national public television spectrum

Tim Gray on National Television Talking About WWII

Tim Gray, President, Founder and Filmmaker of the Non-Profit World War II Foundation is a frequent contributor on Fox News and other programs, sharing the personal stories of WWII


The mission of the World War II Foundation is a very important one. We are losing 500 WWII veterans every day and the window is rapidly closing to preserve their personal stories for future generations.”

-Bill Belichick

6-Time Super Bowl Champion Head Coach of the New England Patriots

Tom Colones Memorial Scholarship Fund

Recognizing the legacy of Tom Colones, a veteran who spent his own life honoring those who served in WWII, especially on D-Day, June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France. His love, laughter and dedication will live on globally in future generations

Find Out Below What's New from the World War II Foundation

Featured Film This Month: A Promise to My Father

Narrated by Tom Kane. We follow Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter to Poland and Germany where one of the most incredible stories of survival during those dark days plays out in front of us. “Izzy” made a promise to his father that he was determined to keep

Featured Short Story This Month: The 'Gawgia' Peach

David Cram’s father survived a bombing mission gone wrong. He was fortune to survive and share his story with his son who shares his father’s mission with us

Featured Heroes This Month: Overseas American Cemeteries

From Normandy, France to Manila in the Philippines, Americans by the tens of thousands lie peacefully in cemeteries around the world, many close to where they actually died in WWII. We visit a few of this awe-inspiring locations in this video

WWII Artifact of the Month

Remember Pearl Harbor button. These were given to Americans following the Japanese sneak attack on December 7, 1941 in Hawaii. Remember Pearl Harbor became the rallying cry for U.S. soldiers and civilians in WWII

Featured WWII Archival Newsreel This Month

The Allies begin their liberation of western Europe on June 6, 1944 in France. D-Day

Recent Posts

Another new narrator joining us in 2021. Thank you Dan Rather. https://t.co/33XrT968wl WWIIFoundation photo

Meet the new narrator for one of our 2021 films: "The Caves of Peleliu." https://t.co/p3EY4Vw5Nz WWIIFoundation photo

Opinion: What the Greatest Generation had that the Covid generation lacks https://t.co/SdVE07UXIW
World War II Foundation
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Some Thanksgiving fun facts to share:

We can thank the determined Sarah Josepha Hale who lobbied Congress for years - starting in 1827 - to make Thanksgiving an official holiday. In 1863, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday during the upset of the Civil War with the hopes of reuniting the country.

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, we will honor our WWII veterans with a montage of photos and stories about Thanksgiving during World War II.

So, let's begin:
"After receiving permission from the farm owner, these American airmen, stationed at an airbase in Norfolk, England, invade a turkey pen to choose their annual Thanksgiving dinner, 6 November 1943." (US Army Air Force photo). Courtesy of Sarah Sundin, "Thanksgiving in World War II", November 19, 2018.

For more information about World War II, please visit https://wwiifoundation.org. Documentaries and podcasts await you revealing the astonishing stories about real people impacted by World War II.

Interested in a virtual tour? Please visit: https://wwiifoundation.org/virtual-visit/.

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