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.  


1939  Sept.1: Germany invades Poland  [ Click for the story ]

          Sept 3:  France and Britain declares war on Germany.
          Sept 5:   U.S. Declares neutrality.

1940  Sept. 27: British win the Battle of Britain. Japan joins the Roman-Berlin Axis against the
                         Allied powers. [ Click Link]
1942 Sept 16 Establishment of the America's Women's Air Force Service pilots (WASPS)

1943  Sept 8 Italy surrenders to the Allies but German forces continue to fight. 
          Sept 9  U.S. Fifth Army lands in Salerno and meet heavy German resistance. [LINK ]
1945  Sept. 2 General MacArthur accepts formal unconditional surrender from Japan [LINK]

SGT Tillary's Amusing WW2 story about "Short-Arm Inspections. [CLICK HERE IF YOU DARE]

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.

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


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