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Powerpoint Lectures


Historians and researchers rely on primary sources when studying an event. Below are several slide presentations that incorporate photographs as primary sources to tell the story of Guam's role in World War II. In addition, we have provided two handouts from the Library of Congress to help students analyze primary source photographs.

Photograph Worksheet (students) Japanese Occupation of Guam Combat Patrol
Photograph Worksheet (teachers) Orote Airfield in Ruins Chamorro Protectors
Sumay Ruins USMC in the Recapture of Guam War Dogs

Did You Know?


Guam was administered by the U.S. Navy beginning from 1898? The idyllic tropical life for the small military contingent was shattered by the Japanese attack on December 8, 1941.