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.  

AUGUST TIME-LINE EVENTS:  (KILROY WAS THERE)
1939, Aug 23: Nazi Germany and Soviet Union sign mutual non-aggression pact
1940,  Aug 17: Germany  blockades  British waters and begins bombing England. [CLICK HERE]
 1941  FDR and Churchill secretly form the Atlantic Charter
1942
  Aug 7 U.S. Marines invade Guadalcanal 
1945
Aug 6  First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Aug 9, on Nagasaki
Aug 14  Japan Surrenders, ending WW II


Songs of the era:  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]

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 ]

 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 [ Click hereYou need not sign up with Facebook to read the posts, just scroll the "sign-up" prompt and dismiss--then you can read the posts.

    
THE BOOK SHELF     [PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR SUGGESTIVE READING ]

Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond between a Marine and a Dog 

JUDY: A Dog in a Million
Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million, cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. 



Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation

[ CLICK HERE FOR AMER. IN PARIS ]


 
Click on "Black May" for more information about this book


        



                                                 
                                                         BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA
                                                                 1942 Carrier Campaign




                    IN A RAGING INFERNO: Combat Units of the HitlerYouth 1944-45



                                                                                 

                                                                                     

                                              THE ULTIMATE BATTLE--OKINAWA 1945
 
                                                                            
                                                                                                 
                                       

Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Oct 11, 2009
by Wanda Langley   For more information [CLICK HERE]


                                                                                                        


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



Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse [ Click ] in the brackets for book description.