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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Included here are excerpts from the reminiscences of some 400 men and women
who evidence a variety of perspectives. Gleaned primarily from interviews and
oral histories, the material reflects the World War II memories of male and female
Football fans recalled the December 7th games being interrupted by ominous
announcements for important military men to report to their headquarters. A
Florida woman remembered attending a Redskins football game with her father
on that ...
Just as men rushed to volunteer in the service of their country, women also
quickly accepted the challenge of enlistment in the newly created women's
branches of military service. In all, approximately 400,000 women served in the
military in ...
2 Posters, recruiters, pride, and the romance of military uniforms all served to
attract young women into the services. Surprisingly, or perhaps not so
surprisingly, thanks to its cast of handsome, daring young Marines, the movie To
the Shores of ...
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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