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Voices of the 20th Century- sounds from the past.
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Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.

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Life at Sea. . .
Life at SeaAboard a Whaling Ship, 1850
Thar She Blows!... "The boat spun after him with almost the swiftness of a top, now diving through the seas and tossing the spray, and then lying still while the whale sounded."

Joining the British Navy, 1793
"I am very happy and as comfortable as if I was at home." An example of growing up quickly in the 18th century: an eleven-year-sailor writes his mother to describe his first day in the British Navy.

  Photo of the Week:

" Fearless FreddieFearless Freddie"...1920
Hey – it’s a living… Hollywood stuntman "Fearless Freddy" performs a dare-devil stunt and makes history.

U-Boat Attack, 1917
Captured German footage of one of its submarines in action during World War I.

The Hindenburg Explodes, 1937
The great German airship bursts into flames as it attempts to land at Lakehurst, NJ.

The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Captured Japanese footage taken from their aircraft during the attack.

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  It Happened This Month:
Battle of YorktownThe British Surrender at the Battle of Yorktown, 1781.
The surrender that ended America's War for Independence. The British band played "The World Turned Upside Down."

Death  of a ZepplinDeath of a Zeppelin, 1916.
"I saw high in the sky a concentrated blaze of searchlights, and in its centre a ruddy glow which rapidly spread into the outline of a blazing airship." The terror of the night skies is shot down over London.

  Notable Quote:
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Iwo Jima, 1945
The first wave attacks the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.

Theodore Roosevelt 1912
The "Bull Moose" candidate speaks during his unsuccessful campaign for President.

Charles Lindbergh, 1927
The "Lone Eagle" speaks after his historic flight

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