War Era Revisited
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The War

National Archives and Records Administration
The official site of NARA, with a gallery of WWII memorabilia and propaganda entitled "Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II." Look for Rosie The Riveter in It's A Woman's War, Too!

NAIL Database
Also part of the NARA site, we want to call special attention to the NAIL database. This indispensable resource allows you to retrieve digital copies of selected textual documents, photographs, maps, and sound recordings.

WWII Poster Database
The Government Publications Department at Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945. An excellent resource!

FDR Online
A beautiful website featuring powerful images of FDR, the Depression and World War II from the Corbis digital archive.

A World War II Memorial
Learn about a proposed national memorial and how you can help make it become a reality.

German Armed Forces In WWII
A comprehensive website on the military history of the German Armed Forces and European Axis Allies from 1933-1945. An excellent resource by Jason Pipes.

Remembering Pearl Harbor
A site created to honor the survivors of Pearl Harbor, their families and friends, and those who died during the attack. Includes survivor's first-hand accounts.

Normandy 1944
An excellent website from The Encyclopeadia Britannica on the Normandy Invasion, featuring a segment called Imagining D-Day, The History Behind "Saving Private Ryan".

Guts and Glory
Part of the PBS The American Experience series, these programs profile D-Day and The Battle of the Bulge, and includes several first-hand accounts of people who were there.

World War II Resources
An extensive list of primary source material, such as original government documents, treaties and transcripts of speeches. From the University of North Carolina.

World War II Timeline
An overview of the war complete with pictures, maps and a selected bibliography.

The World War II Sounds and Pictures Pages
A wealth of sounds and pictures from the second world war, including FDR's renowned 'Day In Infamy' speech.

Der Fuehrer's Face

Radio In 1943, A Walt Disney cartoon, Der Fuehrer's Face, (1.6MB RealAudio) combined a previously released, very popular song of the same name with the character of Donald Duck. The song, initially popularized by flamboyant bandleader Spike Jones, was perfectly suited to this animated caricature of Nazi Germany. 'Propaganda films' like this were not uncommon during the war effort, and gave the US government (with Hollywood's help, of course) a means to shape the American perception of the era. Der Fuehrer's Face won an Academy Award (Best Short Subjects, Cartoons), but has since been banned by Disney from American reissue.

Check out these sites for animation stills:

Still #1      Still #2

The Army

Chemical Mortar Battalions
This site is dedicated to the men who served in the U.S. Army's chemical mortar battalions in World War II and the Korean War. It is dedicated to every one of them, and urges us to remember that "Freedom Is Not Free".

Chemical Corps Regimental Association
The Chemical Corps Regimental Association was established to promote the heritage, esprit, and professionalism of the Chemical Corps. Click on the "LINKS" button for more information on Private Art's unit, The 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion.

Army Home Page
The official site of the US Army.

Army InsigniasExamples of the changes in the Army's insignia through history.

Audie Murphy Memorial Web Site
An extensive site dedicated to the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II (who later went on to become a Hollywood actor).

Military Units

The 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion
Barbara Cooper created this site as a Christmas gift to her dad, Harold Matson, of Company B of the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion.

American Merchant Marine Veterans
A site devoted to the men who delivered not only the troops, but everything the troops needed all over the globe. Very little has ever been told about them due to the secret nature of their missions.

The official web site of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion. A well-designed, thorough resource!

Personal Accounts and Collections

WWW: World War II Memoirs on the Web
A wonderful page by Rich Heller dedicated to his father, William Heller, official U.S. War Photographer. This site documents the war from the lens of Bill Heller's camera, a first-hand account not to be missed.

George Rarey's WWII Air Force Cartoon Journals
George Rarey, a talented young cartoonist drafted into the Army Air Corps, was killed in combat over France. His legacy lives on at this web tribute by his son.

The Artwork of Ed Pranger
Ed Pranger was born in 1912 in Hillsboro Oregon and 'is still going strong in Anacortes Washington.' He served his country as an artist for the US Navy's "Hoist" newspaper and illustrated "Wing Tips", a series of booklets about flight safety for naval pilots.

Painted Postcards
Lose yourself in Classie Blanchard's beautiful collection of painted postcards from the war era.

Twelve Hundred Days
A biography of Russell A. Grokett, Sr's survival of the Bataan Death March and three years as a Japanese Prisoner of War.

What Did You Do In The War, Grandma?
An oral history of Rhode Island women during World War II written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School.

A British Soldier Remembers
The war reminiscences of Troop Sergeant Ronald Tee of the 56th Recce Regiment, British 8th Army in North Africa, Italy, Sicily, and Austria.

Fifth Infantry Soldier Chorus
Visit Allin Sorenson's site outlining the history of the Fifth Infantry Soldier Chorus. Allin's father was a member of this choir which performed for the likes of Patton and Eisenhower. The site includes Real Audio links of recordings Mr. Sorenson is attempting to restore.

My Dad's Story
Ron Bereznicki maintains a web site dedicated to his father and all the members who fought in the Seventh Polish Horse Artillery Regiment.

A Cadet's Scrapbook

Radio Visit Nancy Eaton's loving tribute to her Uncle Ward, a World War II Army Air Corps cadet. Ward was one of the most highly trained pilots the Army had, yet he never got to fly a single combat mission in World War II. It was all a matter of timing -- Uncle Ward was sent home right after the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Ward's letters and experiences, along with a sampling of RealAudio tunes from the era, make up this pilot-trainee's scrapbook.

The Scrapbook      Ward's Favorite Tunes

There are many books, web sites and organizations online that are trying to reunite veterans or preserve their wartime memories. You can also e-mail us if you would like to participate in our project:

The Glacier Girl Gazette
The Glacier Girl is an historic and unique WWII airplane which is one of Private Art's favorite of all times - the P-38 Learn more about Glacier Girl's role in World War II at The Glacier Girl On-Line Museum, or visit their Gift Shop. All proceeds go to help with the restoration of Glacier Girl.

Dad's War
A resource for people interested in finding and telling their own father's World War II story.

Wings & Things
Author Bob Woerner invites veterans to be a part of his study on the Combat Aircrewman Training Program of World War Two and beyond. Look for his online questionaire.

The American War Library
This site registers veterans in its database free, and offers search and contact services for a small fee.

National VETS Archives
VETS is a private veterans program that provides veterans and their families with information about outfit reunions, helps locate old buddies and offers other special benefits and services.

World War II Veterans Website
A special tribute to all who gave of themselves for a safe and free world.

Center For Life Stories Preservation
Another resource for helping people capture their family and life stories.

The Holocaust

The Anne Frank Homepage
Anne Frank, a German-Jewish teenager, was forced into hiding for 25 months during the Holocaust of World War II. This excellent site in the Netherlands features her famous diaries and the house she once took refuge in.

The Holocaust History Project
The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust.

Cybrary of the Holocaust
This site uses art, discussion groups, photos, poems, and facts to educate the public about the Holocaust.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

The Era
This list is still very much under development.
Look for more links soon!

Discovery Channel
History Net

Classic Films
Matinee Today
Turner Classic Movies
Mining Co: Classic Movies

Senior Site
AARP Webplace

Bing Crosby
Duke Ellington
Glenn Miller
Frank Sinatra

Bob Hope
Ernie Pyle
Screen Sirens

The Links
We can't keep track of them all, so here are links to a few extensive indexes of war era sites:

Mark Conrad's WWII On The Web
Secrets Of War WWII Hyperlinks
War, Peace And Security Guide

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