ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Photograph courtesy of Sir Paul Holden, Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force during WWII
Chronicles of Courage: Stories of Wartime and Innovation - a groundbreaking project more than 15 years in the making - is one of the largest oral history video archives on war and aviation ever created. Spanning three continents, eight countries and seven wars - beginning with World War II, this revolutionary video archive captures the powerful first-person perspectives of over 300 men and women from opposing sides of conflicts and will take you on an immersive journey into the heart of wartime — Learn what it was like to dogfight thousands of feet above the Pacific, get an intimate understanding of military aircraft and weaponry, hear the harrowing fight for survival inside a POW camp. At different turns dramatic, suspenseful, poignant and light-hearted, these moving tales will give you a rarely seen, up-close look at what it’s like to live, fly, and fight in the world’s deadliest and most dangerous wars.