Fred Shipman was sent by President Roosevelt to Italy during World War II to survey and preserve archives.
German Americans joined the U.S. armed forces in World War I despite often facing suspicion at home.
As the British advanced on Washington in 1814, it was time to move the government's records to safety.
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The Army in the Woods
Some World War I soldiers harvested spruce trees for airplane production.
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