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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.

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Life in the White House. . .

The British Sack WashingtonThe British Burn Washington, 1814
"When the detachment sent out to destroy Mr. Madison's house entered his dining parlor, they found a dinner table spread and covers laid for forty guests". British troops destroy the White House during the War of 1812.

Nixon Meets ElvisPresident Nixon Meets Elvis, 1970
"He wanted to restore some respect for the flag. . . ." Meeting in the Oval Office, Elvis offers President Nixon his services to combat threats to American society.

  Photo of the Week:

Anti-War RallyAnti-War Rally, 1940.
In the Spring of 1940, students protest the possibility of America's entrance into World War II.

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:
Prelude to WWIIThe Bombing of Guernica, 1937
"... I saw the reflection of Guernica's flames in the sky." During the Spanish Civil War, a small town becomes a guinea pig in Germany's quest to perfect war from the air.

The Cold WarThe Russians Find a Spy Tunnel in Berlin, 1956
"What a filthy trick!" A declassified CIA report describes an audacious incident of espionage during the Cold War.

  Notable Quote:
"A man who does not think for himself does not think at all." Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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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