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.
 

Autographed copies are available at Peregrine Book Co., Prescott, Ariz in the local author’s section


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 FOR: JUNE-- Click on ["More"] for links to additional historical facts.
                                              WARNING: SOME LINKS MAY CONTAIN ADS



JUNE
1940


June 10 Italy declares war on Britain and France.  U.S. switches from neutrality to supporting the Allies

June 14   German troops enter Paris [MORE on German Victory over France]


June 28  Congress passes the Alien Registration Act (the Smith Act) which requires aliens to register and be fingerprinted. [MORE ON SMITH ACT]
1941
 June 22  German troops invade Soviet Russia [MORE ON OPERATION BARBAROSSA]


1942                                      
June 6  In reprisal for the May 29 assassination of German Deputy Gestapo chief and "Protector" of Czechoslovakia, Reinhard Heydrich, German troops attempt to execute every male in the Czech village of Lidice (Bohemia), and they then set fire to the village [READ MORE]

June 21 German field marshal  Rommel’S troops capture Tobruk, in Libya [MORE ON TOBUK]
June 28, FBI captures German agents that  landed by U-boat on Long Island  [ MORE on German Agents]


1944
June 6  "D-Day": The Allied invasion of Europe [ MORE ON D-DAY]

June 10 
More than 600 people are massacred by German troops in the French town of Oradour-sur-Glane. While the men are shot immediately, the women and children are locked in a church the alter of which is set on fire; those who try to escape the flames are shot. [MORE TO READ]


SONGS OF THE TIME:  To listen, just click on the [TUNE IN ]

I'll Be Seeing You,   [CLICK TO LISTEN]    

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 ]   Along The Navajo Trail [LISTEN]

You Belong To My Heart [ TUNE IN ]    1940's music collection [ LISTEN IN ]

SOME POPULAR MOVIES OF THE TIME PERIOD:

Lifeboat (1944) -  National Velvet (1944) - Since You Went Away (1044) - Life Boat (1944)

                      MOVIES OF THE 40'S YOU CAN VIEW  Just click on  [WATCH]:
                     State Fair  [WATCH]            Julia Ross  [WATCH]  

LIST OF POPULAR RADIO SHOWS 
Doc Savage (action) - Dragnet (police) - Alan Young Show (comedy) - Gang Busters (police)
The Great Gildersleeve (comedy) - Hopalong Cassidy (western) - Terry and the Pirates (serial)
Portia Faces Life (soap opera) - Death Valley Days (western) - The Whistler (weird mystery)


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:

The Smart Site for Kittens  [Click here]

WWII memoir t-shirts [ Click here ]

Oil Paintings by L. C. Herst [ lcherst.com]

 U.S. and Southwest History  A facebook site:  [ Click here ]




                                                            






1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the posting of the boy on Omaha Beach. I had tears of pride for those who fell and for those who refuse to forget the price of liberty.

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