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.  
Long Lost WWII Love Letters


1943: Operation Husky - British and U.S. troops invade Italy and land in Sicily.

1945: The first atomic bomb is detonated.

July 5: Liberation of Philippines complete.

July 16: Potsdam conference ends. Meanwhile, the first atomic bomb is exploded in a test at Alamogordo, New Mexico.

July 26: Potsdam Declaration is delivered to Japan. Potsdam Declaration (1945) - Ultimatum from the Potsdam Conference that was issued by the United States, Great Britain and China to Japan offering that country the choice between unconditional surrender and total annihilation.

 A tribute to:   The Saluting Boy On Omaha Beach (2014)

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. There may be a very short video ad that will appear first.

I'll Be Seeing Your { Click } and listen to Jo Stafford sing about a loved one gone to war.

Boogie Woogie Bugal Boy   {Click to listen Now }

Coming in on a wing and a Prayer { Listen Now }

 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 [ Click hereYou need not sign up with Facebook to read the posts


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

Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II  [ Click for book sale ]

Here Is Your War: Story of G.I. Joe by Ernie Pyle  [ Click for book ]

John Steinbeck classic,  Once There Was A War 

The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who His Side { Click here }

Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse [ Click ]

Songs That Got Us Through WWII  on CD [Click here ]