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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

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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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WWII Stories Video

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

Virtual Reality (VR) Immersion Learning-Coming Soon!

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 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

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

"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-28 to date. They include Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Jim Nantz, Luke Bryan, 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, Kyle Chandler, Damian Lewis and Captain Dale Dye.

(Photo) Tom Brokaw

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

Awards

The World War II Foundation and Tim Gray Media have won many regional, national and international awards for their 28 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 National Television, 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

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

Women in War

Listen to the stories of a Rosie the Riveter, Women who served at the front and even a German schoolgirl whose day was controlled by propaganda and the military

African-Americans at War

Listen to some of the amazing stories of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American pilots and ground crews that helped win the air war in Europe

World War II Google Earth

Visit Normandy, France, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Berlin, Germany, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands or another other World War II battlefield site without leaving your house

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