A groundbreaking project more than 15 years in the making, Chronicles of Courage
is one of the largest oral history video archives on war and aviation ever created.
We invite you to explore the collection and gain a deeper understanding of the wartime experience. Begin your journey with our featured video below or search through the collection using keywords.
About This Project
Photograph courtesy of Sir Paul Holden, Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force during WWII
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.