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.  

 TIME-LINE EVENTS:  To read more about an event, click on [ "MORE" ]



1921 July 29 Hitler is named leader of the Nazi Party, earning the title of der F├╝hrer
1943 July. British and U.S. forces invade Italy and land in Sicily [MORE]



1945

July 16. World's first atomic bomb detonated. [ READ MORE]
 
July 17.
Truman, Churchill, & Stalin meet at the Potsdam Conference to discuss postwar                                   Europe   [CLICK TO LEARN MORE]   


July 26: Potsdam Declaration is delivered to Japan. - 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.  [MORE TO READ]
   

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]  


RADIO BROADCASTS OF THE ERA [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]   ( After making a selection, some audio may take a few moments to begin)

MORE RADIO SHOWS INCLUDING DRAMA, COMEDY, ECT.  [ TUNE IN HERE ]
 
    

 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.

    
                                                                       
QUEEN OF THE CUBAN SPIES
During the 1960's Cuba took advantage of America's open door policy by allowing thousands of her people to migrate to the United States.

Among the refugees were spies who managed to became employees of the U.S. Government in positions that gave them access to classified material. The information that these operatives provided Havana was, for a price, made available to foreign powers such as China, Russia, and Iran.

The least known but most infamous of Cuban spies was Anna Montes. She was not Cuban, but an American citizen of Puerto Rican heritage. She was born in Germany on a U.S. Army base where her father served as a doctor.

Anna, a highly educated woman, was greatly displeased with America's policy of manipulating the governments of Central and South America. After graduating from college, she landed a Government job with the U.S. Justice Department, and later transferred to the DIA, (Department of Military Intelligence).

She memorized classified documents and sent the information as coded messages to Cuba. In 1987, information that Martinez provided Havana made its way to the El Salvadorian government who in turn, used the information to identify American agents involved in clandestine operations in that country.

The FBI became aware of Martinez's espionage activities in 1998, and began to monitor and collect evidence against her. The agents were shocked to learn that her spying activities went undetected for seventeen years.
In 2001, FBI agents placed her under arrest for spying. In exchange for details that she provided about spying, she avoided a public trail and is now serving a 25-year sentence in prison for espionage. 

Want to read more about Anna, then click on this link in brackets: [QUEEN OF SPIES]




                                                                   CODE TALKER
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[SGT. RECKLESS--A WAR HORSE STORY]




                                                                               


The Inspiring True Story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin--Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero, and Medal of Honor Recipient

Interested in reading more, then lick on the link in brackets:  [ RUBIN'S STORY]