The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thrusts the U.S. into World War II; thousands of Japanese-Americans must enter inland internment camps.
In January 1943, the Germans continue to occupy most of Western Europe; America converts nearly all manufacturing to the war effort.
The American public sees pictures and newsreel footage of troops killed in action; Japanese-American men join the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
On D-Day, 150,000 Allied troops embark on the invasion of France; the Marines fight a costly battle on the island of Saipan in the Western Pacific.
Allied troops on the German border run short of fuel; commanders decide to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines in the Netherlands; Gen. MacArthur plans to land forces on the Philippine island of Leyte.
After three years of fighting, bad news from the War Department seems endless; Hitler launches a counterattack in the Ardennes forest of Belgium and Luxembourg.
Although the Nazis are on the verge of collapse, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warns Americans the war with Japan could rage on for years.