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.


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.  

 TIME-LINE EVENTS:  To read more about an event, click on [ "MORE" ]



June 10
Italy declares war on Britain and France.  U.S. switches from neutrality to supporting the Allies 
June 14   German troops enter Paris [MORE ]

June 28  Congress passes the Alien Registration Act (the Smith Act) which requires aliens to register and be fingerprinted  [ MORE ]

June 22  German troops invade Soviet Russia  [ MORE ON THE INVASION ]


June 6  In reprisal for the May 29 assassination of German Deputy Gestapo chief and "Protector" of Czechoslovakia, Reinhard Heydrich, German troops attempt to execute every male in the Czech village of Lidice (Bohemia), and they then set fire to the village  [READ MORE ]

June 21 German field marshal  Rommel’S troops capture Tobruk, in Libya. [MORE ON TUBRUK]
June 28, FBI captures German agents that  landed by U-boat on Long Island  [ MORE on capture]

June 6  "D-Day": The Allied invasion of Europe [MORE on D-DAY]

June 10

More than 600 people are massacred by German troops in the French town of Oradour-sur-Glane. While the men are shot immediately, the women and children are locked in a church the alter of which is set on fire; those who try to escape the flames are shot.  [ READ MORE ]

June 12 German V1 remote-controlled rockets begin to hit London  [ MORE ON ROCKETS]

June 22  President Roosevelt signs the GI Bill of Rights [ MORE ]

1945--June 21:  Pacific island of Okinawa is captured by the Allies [ MORE on Okinawa ]

SONGS OF THE TIME:  To listen, just click on the [TUNE IN ]

Blues In The Night [ TUNE IN ]        Besame Mucho [TUNE IN]     I'll Never Smile Again [TUNE IN]              When I Grow Too Old To Dream  [ CLICK HERE ]

You Belong To My Heart [ TUNE IN ]    1940's music collection [ LISTEN IN ]

MOVIES OF THE 40'S  Just click on  [WATCH]:
                     State Fair  [WATCH]            Julia Ross  [WATCH]  

 WWII Aircraft history: Whistling Death, The Corsair [CLICK HERE]  
A COLLECTION OF 1944 RADIO AND NEWSREELS [CLICK HERE ]                                                  

 WW2 AIRCRAFT NOSE ART : (See note below pertaining to "Pop ups and ads ) Enjoy the Big Band sound along with the visual. [ CLICK HERE TO VIEW ]

THE PEARL by John Steinbeck,    ANIMAL FARM AND 1984 by George Orwell   
  FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Hemingway,  GRAPES OF WRATH by Steinbeck

ARIZONA'S AREA 51, CAMP BOUSE   An Army Desert Training Facility of the 1940's

RADIO BROADCASTS OF THE ERA: Just click on the year

1942               1943            1944         1945 


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

The Smart Site for Kittens  [Click here]

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During the 1960's Cuba took advantage of America's open door policy by allowing thousands of her people to migrate to the United States.

Among the refugees were spies who managed to became employees of the U.S. Government in positions that gave them access to classified material. The information that these operatives provided Havana was, for a price, made available to foreign powers such as China, Russia, and Iran.

The least known but most infamous of Cuban spies was Anna Montes. She was not Cuban, but an American citizen of Puerto Rican heritage. She was born in Germany on a U.S. Army base where her father served as a doctor.

Anna, a highly educated woman, was greatly displeased with America's policy of manipulating the governments of Central and South America. After graduating from college, she landed a Government job with the U.S. Justice Department, and later transferred to the DIA, (Department of Military Intelligence).

She memorized classified documents and sent the information as coded messages to Cuba. In 1987, information that Martinez provided Havana made its way to the El Salvadorian government who in turn, used the information to identify American agents involved in clandestine operations in that country.

The FBI became aware of Martinez's espionage activities in 1998, and began to monitor and collect evidence against her. The agents were shocked to learn that her spying activities went undetected for seventeen years.
In 2001, FBI agents placed her under arrest for spying. In exchange for details that she provided about spying, she avoided a public trail and is now serving a 25-year sentence in prison for espionage. 

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