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  • Florida Memory
    Florida Memory lets you examine some of the WWII photographs and documents that have been carefully curated and scanned by the State Library and Archives of Florida.
  • Florida World War II Museums
    Would you like to experience some history in person? Plan a trip to visit one of Florida's many WWII museums.
  • Victory Florida Website
    Find out more about Florida's role in WWII on the Victory Florida webpage.

Orlando Memory

  • Orlando Memory
    Orlando was an important location during World War II as the home of the McCoy Air Force Base (now the Orlando International Airport) and the Orlando Army Air Force Base (now the Orlando Executive Airport).

    Find local WWII era photographs and interviews with WWII veterans on Orlando Memory. While you are there be sure to contribute some of your own memories of Orlando!

Victory Florida!

September 2nd, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In recognition of this important anniversary, the Florida State Department is honoring and recognizing the heroes of the war with the Victory Florida Campaign. The state is also celebrating the anniversary of Victory in Japan August 8-16 with Victory Florida Week.  Take a look at this guide to learn more about the campaign and the role that Florida played in the war.


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    Florida in World War II
    During WWII Florida was a strategic location for naval and air force bases. Check out one of these books to find out more about Florida's role during the war.

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    World War II History
    Explore recently-written WWII books to discover the tragedies and acts of heroism that took place during a pivotal moment in world history.

    World War II Documentaries
    Do you prefer to learn history through a visual medium? OCLS has you covered with these fascinating WWII documentaries.

    World War II Movies
    WWII has been a rich source of inspiration for movie writers and directors for decades. Take a look at the classic and new movies offered for free at your library.

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    Victory Florida on Social Media

    Keep up with Victory Florida news on the Viva Florida Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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