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 FOR AUGUST:  To read more about an event, click on [ "MORE" ]


1939, Aug 23: Nazi Germany and Soviet Union sign mutual non-aggression pact. [MORE]

1940,  Aug 17: Germany  blockades  British waters and begins bombing England. [MORE]
1941    Aug 9: FDR and Churchill secretly form the Atlantic Charter. [ MORE ON CHARTER]
1942
Aug 7: U.S. Marines invade Guadalcanal [MORE ON GUADALCANAL]

Aug 23: Battle of Stalingrad begins [ READ MORE]

1944   Aug 25: Paris is liberated after four years of German occupation. [ MORE ]
1945 
Aug 6  First atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Aug 9, on Nagasaki.

Aug 14  Japan Surrenders, ending WW II
 
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  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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