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" ]

1933April 7- 25: In Germany, Jew and non-Aryans are banned from practicing law and working in the civil services.  passes law restricting college enrollment of Jews. Similar legal discrimination already exists in the United States.

1940 April 9 to June 9 - Germany invades and takes control of Denmark and Norway [MORE ]

1941 April 13:  Germans occupy Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Russo-Japanese neutrality pact signed.  [MORE]

1942  April 10 Japan captures Bataan. American soldiers were forced to march 65 miles (Bataan Death March) to prison camps by their Japanese [ READ MORE ]

1944  April 10-18 Soviet troops experience success against the Germans in the Crimea.

1945 American invasion Okinawa  [ CLICK TO READ MORE ]

April 12 - US President Franklin Roosevelt dies. He is succeeded by President Harry Truman.

April 20 Americans capture Nuremberg  [MORE ]

April 28  Mussolini killed by Italian partisans.
April 29  Dachau concentration camp overrun by U.S. military.

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


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

The Smart Site for Kittens  [Click here]

WWII memoir t-shirts [ Click here ]

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