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.  

MAY TIME-LINE EVENTS:  (KILROY WAS THERE)


1939 
May 1: Nazis begin action T4, the gassing the mentally and physically ill. Over   200,000 Germans are murdered
May 22: Hitler signs the "Pact of Steel treaty with Mussolini.
1940
May 9-10 Germany invades Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg.  
May 13  Churchill makes "Blood, sweat, tears, and toil" speech.
May 15   German Panzers repels attack by French armored forces--
              Paris panics over German breakthrough at Sedan.
1941 
 May10  German paratroopers invade Crete
May 24  German battleship Bismark sinks British battleship HMS Hood.
May 27  British warships sink the Bismark.
1942 
May 4-5 Battle of the Coral Sea
May 15   Gasoline rationing in U.S. begins.
May 30 RAF 1000 plane bomber raid on Cologne.
1943   
May 1 Thirty-eight U-boats sunk by allies. This date termed "Black May".
May 16  Jewish resistance ends at the Warsaw Ghetto.
May 22  German U-boat operations end in the North Atlantic.
1944 
 May 18 Allies capture Mote Cassino
May 25  German forces retreat from Anziio
1945, May 8  VE-Day

 Songs of the era:

The Nearness Of You    https://youtu.be/Xv0AVRZ3vV8?t=57
 


Cow Cow Boggie


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 ]

  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.

    
THE BOOK SHELF     [PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR SUGGESTIVE READING ]


 
Click on "Black May" for more information about this book


        



                                                 
                                                         BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA
                                                                 1942 Carrier Campaign




                    IN A RAGING INFERNO: Combat Units of the HitlerYouth 1944-45



                                                                                 

                                                                                     

                                              THE ULTIMATE BATTLE--OKINAWA 1945
 
                                                                            
                                                                                                 
                                       

Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
Oct 11, 2009
by Wanda Langley   For more information [CLICK HERE]


                                                                                                        


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.