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.  



Oct 2 - The final German attack towards Moscow begins (operation Typhoon).

Oct 15 - Rains stop German advance to Moscow due to deep mud which stops both tanks and infantry.
Oct 16 - Russian government leaves Moscow, the Germans occupy Odessa.
Oct 17 - General Tojo becomes Japan's prime minister (Tojo article)
Oct 21 - Churchill orders top priority to any request by the Enigma decoders. (Code Breaking)
Oct 26 - The Germans occupy Kharkov
1942  Oct 23 - The 2nd battle of El Alamein in North Africa begins.
1943  Oct - Allied anti submarine bases established in the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic   Ocean  (Link to Azores story)
Oct 10 - The Germans evacuate Riga, Latvia
Oct 14 - Athens is liberated
Oct 20 - The Marines land in Leyte, in the Philippines. In response, the Japanese Navy begins to use Kamikaze suicide pilots. [ 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 ]
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.

Bye Bye Blackbird     [ Listen ]
Along the Navajo Trail  Andrew Sisters [ Click to Listen  ]
Don't Fence Me In     [ Sung by Roy Rogers ]
 Popular movies of the period:

Battle of Midway 1942,  Casablanca 1942,  Since You Went Away 1944

Radio Shows of the era:

Inner Sanctum Mystery  [Tune in ]

It pays To Be Ignorant  [ Click to listen ]

Judy Canova   [ CLICK TO SAMPLE ]


 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


May 15, 1999
by Ann L Cooper and Ann L. Cooper   [LINK TO BOOK'S DESCRIPTION]

Oct 11, 2009
by Wanda Langley   For more information [CLICK HERE]

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Paperback  by Erik Larson, May 1, 2012    [CLICK]  FOR BOOK DESCRIPTION

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

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.


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