POSTERS OF THE WORLD WAR II ERA
JANUARY TIME-LINE EVENTS:
Jan 22: Allied forces land in Anzio.
Special: Why the Battle of the Bulge matters today, and other links. [ CLICK HERE ]
Aircraft Nose Art: "Honey Chile"
STORY LINE: Krysyna Skarbek, Lady Spy: [ Her Story ] [ The video ] 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 the video.
Melissa Stoudt: The mom of two sons in the Navy during WWII, she worked in an ammunition plant. She had the idea to use cloth tape to seal boxes of ammo so they could be opened in seconds while keeping the ammo dry, potentially saving the lives of soldiers when time was critical. Her bosses rejected her idea and she went straight to President Roosevelt via a written letter. A few weeks later, she received a response that the Navy was going to “fast track” her idea, and thus duct tape was born.
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.
"When I Grow Too Old To Dream" An older song that became popular in the 1940's. [Listen to Vera Lynn sing it]
"Praise the Lord And Pass The Ammunition"
"BoogieWoogie Bugle Boy Of Company B" A swinging tune sung by the Andrews Sisters. This number was very popular in the 1940's.
Celebs who served: Betty White [1940's photo ]
Books: Our Mother's War : Portrait of American women during World War II. [ More ]
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 ]