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Index of EyeWitness Accounts - From the Ancient World through the 20th Century
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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.

  Spotlight On:

Life at Court. . .
Dining with Attila the Hun, 448 AD..Attilla the Hun
"In the middle Attila was sitting on a couch. . . " A Roman emissary dines with the "Scourge of God" - the most feared barbarian of his day.

An Audience with Queen Elizabeth I, 1597.Queen Elizabeth I
"As for her face... it is long and thin, and her teeth are very yellow and unequal" The French Ambassador meets the "Virgin Queen"

  Photo of the Week:

True Grit"True Grit" on the Nebraska plains, 1887.

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:
Mary Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots Executed, 1587.
"Please help me mount this. This is the last request I shall make of you." Mary's troubles began six days after her birth.

Iwo JimaThe American Flag is Raised Over Mount. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945.
"Suribachi was easy to take; it was getting there that was so hard!" An eyewitness describes the first flag-raising over Iwo Jima.

  Notable Quote:
"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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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