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: FEBRUARY-- Click on ["More"] for additional historical facts.



1941: Feb 12 - Hitler sends Rommel and the Afrika Korps to help the Italians in North Africa
1942:  Feb 1: Nazis begin deportation of Jews from Western Europe to extermination camps.
1942: Feb 15 - Singapore surrenders to the Japanese




1942: Feb 19: Roosevelt authorizes internment of Japanese Americans. [MORE]


1942:  Feb 27: Allied naval forces heavily damaged in Battle of the Java Sea. [MORE on Java Sea]


1943: Feb 2: The last German forces in Stalingrad surrender
1943: Feb 14: U.S. and German forces begin the Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia
1943: Feb 18: Construction uranium enrichment plant begins at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.



1944: Feb 17: Allies launch first attack on German forces at Cassino, Italy. [MORE on Cassino]



1944: Feb 22: U.S. Fifth Army lands at Anzio [Read MORE]


1945:  Feb 4: Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin meet at Yalta [MORE ON YALTA]

1945: Feb 19 - The Marines begin amphibious assault on Iwo Jima  [READ MORE]           




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:

 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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