Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War II
Never Will We Forget deals with the most enduring and moving side of World War II, the personal side. These are the stories of some 400 men and women, who, though they experienced the war in wildly different ways, were all profoundly affected by it. Gleaned from interviews and oral histories, the book reflects the experiences of male and female veterans, civilians on the home front, conscientious objectors, survivors of the torpedoing of the USS Indianapolis and of typhoons, participants in the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Some stories tug at the heart, some foster the shock of surprise, still others reflect the long-held pride in the American war effort at home and abroad. From the first dark stirrings of war through its dusty aftermath, Never Will We Forget captures how Americans lived, felt, and believed during the twentieth century's most brutal conflict.
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Pearl Harbor bombed Sundays were days of church activities, rest, football
games, concerts, or movies—not for a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Hundreds of history books recount the details of “The day that will live in infamy,”
December 7, ...
newsboys hawking EXTRAS and in big black letters—PEARL HARBOR
BOMBED.”1 At Pearl Harbor, at the time of the attack, Mary Sharp was living on
Oahu with her husband, a First Lieutenant medical doctor with the Army. Her
story, with its ...
As Mike thought back to their conversation at the ship's rail, he was sickened by
the potential of that young man that was lost to war.3 Ivan Wright was a Skipper
on an Air Sea Rescue boat at Pearl Harbor on December 7th when “everything ...
The living room fairly exploded when one tardy guest arrived announcing that
she had just learned that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese.
Immediately the radio was switched on (many families had only one radio), and
The shock and anxieties experienced by their elders over the attack on Pearl
Harbor quickly translated into fear and confusion in their young children. Having
been bought up in Amity, a small town in Arkansas, 12-year-old Emily Hobbs (
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The Paciﬁc Scene
Tragedy at Sea
German POW Camps
The Softer Side of War
The Lighter Side of War
The Home Front
The Good and the Sad
The Atom Bomb and VJ Day
The Aftermath of War
The Later Years
Japanese POW Camps
Luck Fate Providence and Guardian Angels