New interactive timeline and map allows you to explore the history of World War II

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ARLINGTON, Va., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Experience the history of World War II through an interactive timeline and map available on the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).

This new visual interactive timeline and map is the latest in digital initiatives released by ABMC. It is designed to allow the user to view the key events of World War II across time or geographically from a global map located on ABMC’s Multimedia Web Page. It’s free to all users via the ABMC website and is a strong tool for helping students or history buffs understand the history of World War II.

The interactive timeline also connects with the visual histories of the Normandy Campaign and the Battle of Pointe du Hoc already available on ABMC’s website. Later this spring, ABMC hopes to premiere a new website in time for Memorial Day along with an interactive timeline and map for World War I.

“What is especially significant about these interactive maps is they allow the user to place an individual memorialized at one of our sites such as Normandy American Cemetery within the context of the war,” said Tim Nosal , ABMC Director of Public Affairs. “This in turn allows you to understand the sacrifice of all those who served the allied cause in World War II.”

General John J. Pershing , the first chairman of ABMC made a promise to those families who lost loved ones overseas during World War I that “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” The new World War II timeline and map represents the continued efforts of ABMC to meet that promise.

In December 2012, ABMC released its first smartphone application for touring Pointe du Hoc. Built for both iPhone and Android devices, this free GPS-enabled application allows you to experience the Battle of Pointe du Hoc.

Established in 1923, ABMC commemorates the service, achievements and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed forces. ABMC administers 24 cemeteries and 25 monuments, memorials and markers overseas. For more information visit www.abmc.gov or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com\abmcpage.

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