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: September
 1939--Germany invades Poland.  Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and France declare war on Germany.  U.S. proclaims neutrality. Battle of the Atlantic begins.
1940--Germany, Italy, and Japan. sign the Axis Agreement Pact
1941--  Sept.11 President Roosevelt issues an order that German or Italian ships sighted in U.S. waters will be attacked immediately.
1942--Sept.16 The U.S. established The Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS). 
1943-- Sept. 9 U.S. Fifth Army lands at Salerno and sustain heavy losses from German forces.
1945--Sept 2  WW2 ends with the unconditional surrender of Japan ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.
2001-Sept 11  Not all the heroes were human  [ Daisy ] 

STORY LINE:  Krysyna Skarbek, Lady Spy:   [ Her Story ]  [ The video ]  Note: "Pop ups" for ads or programs may appear. They may be deleted or ignored. You need not download a program to watch the video.

 Nazi Saboteurs land on America's East Coast [ Click Here ]
                  
 Rosie the Riveter--Icon of women factory workers. [ Her Story ]

B17 Mid-Air Collision Survival--Flying with one engine and a prayer:  [ The Story ]  [The Song ]

HISTORY IN ART: WW2 Navy Art [ Click for Art here ]  New for Sept.
                             
                             Sculptures of soldiers by David Venell [Click here]
        
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 ]