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

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

Tour

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

Mission

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 on American 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 27 films to date. They include Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Jim Nantz, 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

Awards

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

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

Recent Posts

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Our crew in Tampa today interviewing one of the last survivors of WWII’s famed Merrill’s Marauders, James Collins. Our film will be narrated by Tom Brokaw. https://t.co/RKGF7MF9sc WWIIFoundation photo
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Our January Newsletter is now available for personal viewing. Low in fat, high in protein.

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Talking Jimmy Stewart and World War II in this edition of our "From the Front to the Films" Zoom Video Podcast. Author Robert Matzen joins us. https://t.co/If7XKQ3c9J
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Talking Jimmy Stewart and World War II in this edition of our "From the Front to the Films" Zoom Video Podcast.

Author Robert Matzen joins us.

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Love Stories…World War II

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and we are excited to feature “Love Stories…World War II”. We would love to create a collage of “love stories” depicting our WWII veterans with the love of their life. The photo may have been taken during the War or post World War II. A wedding photo of a WWII veteran is a terrific option. Another welcome option is a family photo.

Who is eligible? A family member and/or a friend who served in World War II as a member of the United States Armed Forces. We welcome photos of civilians who contributed to the war efforts.

How do you participate?

*Photos should identify the names of the people in the photo; the branch of service and their hometown. You are welcome to share significant details (2-3 sentences) about your family member and/or friend.

*Please email your photo to regina@wwiifoundation.org between January 25-31.

Thank you for your support of the WWII Foundation as we celebrate “Love Stories…World War II”.

Curious about the everyday moments of life on the home front, we hope you will visit: https://wwiifoundation.org.
Documentaries and podcasts await you revealing the astonishing stories about real people impacted by World War II.

Photo: Bill and Jean Schirmer, "A Great WWII Love Story"

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Our crew in Tampa today interviewing one of the last survivors of WWII’s famed Merrill’s Marauders, James Collins. Our film will be narrated by Tom Brokaw.