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World War II Virtual Reality Experience

To preserve the stories of World War II in Guam, Pacific Historic Parks produced an immersive hands-on interactive learning experience called the Guam World War II Virtual Reality.  Utilizing oral histories, students can hear survivor stories firsthand and gain an understanding of pivotal points in our island’s history.  

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Getting Started

For those that are unable to watch the virtual reality experience, students can use the multimedia files in the following chapters, which depict a glimpse of the experience of the CHamoru people during WWII, based on the oral histories of war survivors who courageously shared their personal accounts.

Listen to the stories of those who witnessed the invasion of Guam by Japanese Imperial Forces in December 1941 in the Plaza de España; the Ge’us Valley in Malesso’ depicting the occupation’s forced labor in rice fields; and the events at Atåte – the site of the CHamoru resistance at Inalåhan before the end of the war.

This program is made possible by funding from the following:

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US Department of Education CARES Act utilizing Education Stabilization Funds (ESF) [Project Award S425H210004]. Pacific Historic Parks was awarded $349,490 as part of the Governor's Education Assistance and Youth Empowerment Grant Program.

Guam Economic Development Authority QC Community Contribution Grant Program Series 5 and a Qualifying Certificate Community Contributor, Guam Regional Medical City.

Humanities Guåhan, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act. Any views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Guahan or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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