In 1943, the war was two years old; however, across the U.S., many homes were torn apart as fathers, brothers, uncles, and sweethearts and friends were drafted. For the duration, homes would be empty of loved ones during the holidays. To boost morale, Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" became the favorite Christmas song for … Continue reading Christmas on the Home Front
What brings you pleasure? For United States cavalrymen, it was the fine horses they rode ... until one day, all that changed ...
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This article from The New York Times is perfect timing because today we're announcing the winner of Sarah Sundin's latest release, The Sea Before Us! Wow, I am so thrilled at the volume of entries and comments! Thank you for participating and for suggesting some really neat places to visit! Two Alabama historians purchased a military … Continue reading D-Day Plane Takes Flight + Sundin Giveaway Winner
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Since I enjoy researching and writing about the WWII American home front and polio, I'm delighted to introduce you to my friend, Starr. I met Starr through the Post Polio Facebook page and I was so inspired by her love for life and her beautiful heart. As I got to know her, it became apparent … Continue reading Perspective: Polio Interview with Starr Tillman
What kind of exceptions did Congress make for wartime etiquette? You'll be surprised!