Saturday, April 26, 2014

            (Click on the book title:)    CHILD OF THE GREATEST GENERATION   on the American Legion reading list  and is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble sites.


POSTERS OF THE WORLD WAR II ERA


I remember seeing the posters promoting citizen participation on the home front during WWII.
These posters encouraged the greater public to become involved in war production and growing victory gardens. They persuaded folks to collect and turn in old newspapers and metal, including nylon stockings for recycling.

There were posters to make citizens aware of the presence of enemy spies among the populace, and urged people not to openly discuss any knowledge they have of military or defense operations. Hence, the adage, loose lips sink ships.
  
Posters encouraged people to drive less and conserve gasoline so that more could be available for the military. Patriotism became the central theme of advertising throughout the war. Large-scale campaigns were launched to sell war bonds, promote efficiency in factories, and maintain civilian morale.  
Long Lost WWII Love Letters



MAY TIME-LINE EVENTS: 

1940
British Prime Minister Chamberlin, with his reputation damaged, resigns. Churchill becomes PM. German Blitzkrieg begins. Nazis invade France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Dutch Army Surrenders. Evacuation of British and French Troops from Dunkirk begins Auschwitz is established.

1941
British troops arrive in Iraq to prevent Axis sympathizers taken over the government.

 1942:  U. S. Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) is established.

1943:  Rockwell's  "Rosie the Riveter" appears on the front cover of Saturday Evening Post.

1943:  Germany surrenders unconditionally . President Truman announces V-E day. The occupation of Germany divided into eastern and western halves.

WW2airplane nose art : (See note below pertaining to "Pop ups and ads ) Enjoy the Big Band sound along with the visual.

Popular WW2 era songs : Note: "Pop ups" for ads or programs may appear from this link. They may be deleted or ignored. You need not download a program to watch or listen to the video.


Gripping , heart warming song of missing a loved one  who went off to war

SELECTED SITES OF INTEREST:

 L C. Herst gallery of fine art  [Click here]

The Smart Site for Kittens  [Click here]

WWII memoir t-shirts [ Click here ]


U.S. and Southwest History on Facebook

BOOKS AND DVDs:
Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory by Julian Thompson

Strictly G.I.: The WWII Letters of Cpl.wanda M. Renn-- a view of WWII enlisted life from the WAC perspective

Letters From The Home Front by R. Viola Nelson