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.  

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


1938

Nov 10:  “Night of Broken Glass” in Germany when Jewish property is looted, synagogues are burned, and thousands of Jews are rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

1939

Nov. 3:  Congress grants President Roosevelt’s request to revise neutrality laws and repeal arms embargo to Britain and France.

1942

Nov. 8: Operation Torch--Allies push into N. Africa under command of General Eisenhower. [READ MORE]

Nov 13-15: The naval battle of Guadalcanal ends. Although the U.S. Navy suffers heavy losses, it still retains control of the sea around Guadalcanal. [MORE ABOUT BATTLE]
1943                      
Nov 20:  U.S. Marines land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. The fighting on this island will continue to the end of the war.  [ MORE INFORMATION]


Nov 20: Battle of Tarawa begins - United States Marines land on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands and take heavy fire from Japanese shore guns. The American public is shocked by the heavy losses of life.  [READ MORE]

Nov 28: Allies meet at Tehran where Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill co-ordinate war plans and decide the faith of post-war Eastern Europe  [ MORE ON MEETING]
1944
Nov 13: Americans attack Japanese installations in Manila and other parts of the Philippines.

Nov 24: The first B-29 originating from Tinian, in the Marianas, raids Tokyo. [MORE]
1945
The prohibition against marriage between GIs and Austrian women was rescinded on November 29. Later it would be rescinded for German women too. Black soldiers serving in the army were not allowed to marry white women, (in the case that they remained in the army) so they were restricted until 1948 when the prohibition against interracial marriages was removed.
My late pal was a WWII and Korean War veteran.  I thought it appropriate to include this Memorial photo with the November  time-line.



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 ]   Along The Navajo Trail [LISTEN]

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]  


RADIO BROADCASTS OF THE ERA [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]   ( After making a selection, some audio may take a few moments to begin)

MORE RADIO SHOWS INCLUDING DRAMA, COMEDY, ECT.  [ TUNE IN HERE ]
  
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 ]

 WHAT BOOKS PEOPLE WERE READING IN THE 1940'SJust click on [BOOK TITLE ]
  
THE PEARL by John Steinbeck,    ANIMAL FARM AND 1984 by George Orwell   
  FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Hemingway,  GRAPES OF WRATH by Steinbeck

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

 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  A facebook site:  [ Click here ]