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World War II in Colour
World War II in Colour

OKLAHOMA CITY - On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Oklahoma History Center will show a Smithsonian Channel film to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The screening will occur from 1-3 p.m.

The 2-hour film is part of the World War II in HD Colour docuseries—a collection of rare and unseen footage of multiple theaters of battle during World War II including the Western front, the Eastern front, the North African Campaign, and the Pacific War.

Dramatic images of the epic 20th-century conflict come to life with newly released government papers, photographs and colorized footage. The cost of the screening is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. The film depicts graphic images of war that may be upsetting to young or sensitive viewers.


The collections of the Oklahoma Historical Society include more than 130,000 items ranging from military medals and uniforms to everyday household items.

For those not able to visit the Oklahoma History Center in person, some collections of artifacts are available for viewing online.


The Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation sponsors the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, founded in 1999. The foundation is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with the purpose of honoring Oklahomans.