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

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

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Visit our World War II Museum in person or virtually

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War in Europe Films

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War in the Pacific Films

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Holocaust Films

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 Veteran Interviews

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Visit our World War II Educational Museum in Person or Virtually

“The most comprehensive World War II collection on display anywhere in the country.”

-Ken Rendell, Author, Historian and previous owner of the largest private collection of World War II artifacts in the world

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

World War II Virtual Reality (VR) Immersion Learning

Virtual Reality is a new way to educate our students. VR technology puts a student “on” Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 or “at” Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. “VR is a whole new ballgame in how we will teach WWII history moving forward.”-Tim Gray, Founder of the World War II Foundation

Senator Bob Dole World War II 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

World War II Artifact in the Spotlight

Japanese Military Equipment, the Japanese Fighter and His Way of War

Overseas Monuments

The World War II Foundation has raised the money for and dedicated a monument in Normandy, France recognizing leadership on D-Day and also unveiled a plaque in Hawaii chronicling the story of Elvis Presley’s role in raising funds to build the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

 

Mission

The mission of The World War II Foundation is to develop an awareness and appreciation of the contributions and sacrifices made by the men and women of the Allied Forces during World War II. The Foundation’s objective is to educate current and future generations about the role those heroes played in ensuring the basic freedoms we enjoy today. The Foundation dedicates itself to this educational mission in order to instill and inspire in today’s Americans, through the example of the World War II generation, the values of unity of purpose, personal courage and shared sacrifice that they embodied – the Best of America

 

Historian-in- "Residence" Daniel Martinez

The World War II Foundation is honored to have one of the world’s leading WWII historians, Daniel Martinez, as our “Historian-in-Residence”

Film Narrators

The World War II Foundation has been honored to have some of the biggest names in television, film and sports narrate and commit to narrate our films-31 to date. They include Tom Brokaw, Jim Nantz, Luke Bryan, Jane Lynch, Darius Rucker, Liev Schreiber, Greg Kinnear, Tom Selleck, Bill Belichick, Matthew Broderick, Gary Sinise, Dan Aykroyd, Tim McCarver, Jon Seda, Jason Beghe, Peter Kessler, Tom Kane, David McCallum, Greg Gumbel, Kyle Chandler, Damian Lewis and Captain Dale Dye

(Photo) Jim Nantz, CBS Sports

From the Front to the Films Podcasts and Interviews

Zoom video podcasts and interviews featuring authors, actors, historians, veterans and others connected to World War II

Tim Gray on National Television Talking About World War II

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

Latest News

Please click below for the very latest news updates from the World War II Foundation

Sponsors, Donors and Supporters

The World War II Foundation is very fortunate to have some of the best sponsors and donors behind our non-profit mission. We hope you will click on the below link to meet these wonderful companies and individuals

Quotable

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

World War II Google Earth

Click below to visit the locations where the stories and battles of World War II took place. See what these locations look like today

Featured Film

Each month we highlight one of our documentary films. Currently, we are featuring A Promise to My Father, a film focused on the journey of Holocaust and Auschwitz survivor Izzy Arbeiter 

All our Moments Via Flickr

We began filming documentary films in 2006. Since then we’ve had a lot of adventures and events in far away places with amazing people. See for yourself in over 30,000 photos