New PDF release: America's Home Front Heroes: An Oral History of World War II

By Stacy Enyeart

ISBN-10: 0313377898

ISBN-13: 9780313377891

ISBN-10: 0313377901

ISBN-13: 9780313377907

America's domestic entrance Heroes: An Oral background of worldwide conflict II brings jointly in a single wealthy source the voices of these whom historical past usually leaves out—the traditional males, girls, and kids stuck up in a rare time.America's domestic entrance Heroes is split into 4 sections: A Time for Heightened ardour, A Time for warning and Prejudice, A Time for Flag Waving, and A Time for conflict Plant girls. The 34 short oral histories inside of those sections trap the entire range of the us in the course of the conflict, with contributions coming from males, girls, and kids of all backgrounds, together with eastern american citizens, conscientious objectors, African american citizens, housewives, and newshounds. A treasure trove for researchers and global struggle II fanatics, this awesome quantity bargains participants of "the maximum iteration" a chance to relive their defining period. For people with no direct event of the interval, it is a likelihood to benefit firsthand what it used to be like dwelling within the usa at a pivotal second in background.

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There wasn’t much Christmas spirit that year, although everyone tried to appear gay and cheerful. Seems like the Japs were getting the best of us in every battle. S. again. Since I have no brothers, I wasn’t affected personally by this, although it did make me sad to think of any going through the torture they must. But in January, Harold Toles, my first cousin, joined the toughest branch of service, the Marines. ” And I didn’t know anyone who had been killed or wounded in war. *** In the last of February, Aunt Molly Weaver, my grandmother’s stepmother, received a message from the War Department that her son (grandmother’s half-brother) was missing in action.

I am getting very good care here. I hope this finds you well. I am having a Red Cross girl write this letter for me because I am too weak right now. Don’t write to me until I send you my permanent address. Say “hello” to the folks around home for me. I will write again just as soon as possible. Love and kisses to all. Mourning the Death of a Living Soldier 25 He had managed to escape from the POW camp. His parents were in a state of shock and even disbelief that this could be their son. It suddenly became real, however, when they received a telegram that stated: I am pleased to inform you that a corrected report has been received from the theater of operations which states that your son, private first class has been released from German Hospital and was not, repeat, not killed in action 26 December as you were previously informed.

This picture, At the Front, was very different from another war picture, We Are the Marines, which I saw. The latter concerned the South Pacific theatre mostly and the boys, our gallant Marines, weren’t so sure of victory. How could they be when America had lost every other major battle prior to that? Who but tough Yanks could stand to live for three weeks on two tablespoons of rice twice a day? We must admit it took courage, and a good leadership for them to take and hold that important base. On the other hand, the African front had better advantages.

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