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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: 1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines

1st To Fight: Pacific War Marines narrated by Jon Seda follows several Americans of the famed 1st Marine Division who took part in the United States’ first significant land offensive of World War II on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal. These same Marines then went on to fight in bloody battles at Cape Gloucester and Peleliu

Featured Heroes This Month: The Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen were African-Americans trained by the United States Army Air Corps to fly and maintain combat aircraft in Europe. Hear the stories

Featured Interviews This Month: Women in War

From the home-front to the battlefield, women played a huge role in World War II. From serving on General MacArthur’s staff in the Pacific to witnessing the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany,  their experiences differed greatly depending on the location

WWII Artifact of the Month

The German S-mine also known as the “Bouncing Betty” on the Western Front is the best-known version of a class of mines known as bounding mines. When triggered, these mines are launched into the air and then detonated at about 3 ft from the ground. The explosion projects a lethal spray of shrapnel in all directions. The S-mine was used extensively by German forces during World War II. On display at our Global Education Center

Featured WWII Archival Newsreel This Month

The Unconditional Surrender of the Japanese aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, formally ending World War II

Recent Posts

Hi everyone. Many of you have asked about the Memorial Fund to honor our friend Tom Colones.

The link is below. Please feel free to share with all those you feel would like to contribute and honor TC's WWII legacy. Thank you.

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More information will be coming soon on the Thomas S. Colones Memorial Scholarship Fund. We also wanted to let you know that the 2021 Normandie-WWII International Film and Media Festival in Sainte Come du Mont will be held in memory of TC.

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The World War II Foundation will soon be announcing an annual scholarship to bring a deserving student to Normandy each year in memory of Tom Colones who passed suddenly this weekend. Thank you. https://t.co/ag9wVFAWQb WWIIFoundation photo
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Hi everyone. Many of you have asked about the Memorial Fund to honor our friend Tom Colones.

The link is below. Please feel free to share with all those you feel would like to contribute and honor TC's WWII legacy. Thank you.

World War II Foundation
World War II Foundation
"Love in Wartime"

Memories of World War II included tender moments where couples in love had their farewell embrace.

Discover the intricacies - and the every day moments - of World War II by visiting https://wwiifoundation.org. Documentaries and podcasts await you revealing the astonishing stories about real people impacted by World War II. A suggestion: "Lifeline: Pearl Harbor's Unknown Hero". https://vimeo.com/422152363

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

And, of course, we welcome you to visit the WWII Foundation Global Education Center. You can find us at 344 Main Street, South Kingstown, RI. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 401-862-3030.

Photo: A Sailor Leans Over A Picket Fence And Lifts His Girlfriend Up For A Kiss, 1945. Image source: Hulton Archive.

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