Tag: World War II
Last March we introduced you to our new crowdsource video caption tool, Amara. This neat tool allows anyone with an interest in transcribing our motion picture collection to join our team and start typing what you hear! After the captioning is done in Amara, the captions are transferred back to YouTube, making our holdings accessible […]
Today’s post comes from Markus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives. Here at the National Archives, we’re working on a new, cross-office project to make accessible audiovisual records of World War I and World War II. We are digitizing public domain films and photographs so that they will be available for […]
Posted by Social Media on October 13, 2014, under Digitization, Films, Photographs, Preservation, Questions, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of what President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed “a date which will live in infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy. Thousands of American naval personnel were killed or wounded and U.S. ships and aircraft were sunk or damaged. As a result of the attack, the U.S. declared war on Japan and entered World War […]
Posted by Denise on December 6, 2011, under Online Research, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday.
Friday marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a day on which we honor the millions of brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. This Tag It Tuesday, in tribute to our military veterans, we’re asking you to tag records in the Online Public Access (OPA) that relate to veterans and the military. […]
Posted by Denise on November 8, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Online Research, Open Government, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tag It Tuesday, Veterans / Military.
On December 12, 1942, 2nd Lt. Jack E. Williams and his crew were flying over the coast of France when, according to his report, “We hit the ground; that is, made a crash landing, at 12:40, after having been violently attacked by fighters.” The actions of Williams and his crewmates following the crash are documented […]
Posted by Rebecca on September 14, 2010, under DC-area Researchers, Digitization, Online Research, Research, Veterans / Military.
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