Letters Home from World War II: From Foxholes and Flight Decks by Rod Gragg, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Letters Home from World War II: From Foxholes and Flight Decks

Letters Home from World War II: From Foxholes and Flight Decks

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by Rod Gragg
     
 

In their personal letters home, Americans in uniform left a remarkable eyewitness record of a wartime life.

They wrote about basic training, troop travel, friends, conditions, the weather, the landscape, their daily routines, and occasionally—if it passed the censors—even combat. They admitted their loneliness, sometimes voiced their fears, routinely

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In their personal letters home, Americans in uniform left a remarkable eyewitness record of a wartime life.

They wrote about basic training, troop travel, friends, conditions, the weather, the landscape, their daily routines, and occasionally—if it passed the censors—even combat. They admitted their loneliness, sometimes voiced their fears, routinely aired their gripes, and frequently shared their yearnings for peace and a return to normal life. The letters often expressed their hopes, sometimes confided their love, and regularly noted their confidence in ultimate victory. Collectively, their words chronicle the common experience of America’s soldiers, sailors, and marines during history’s greatest conflict.

Inside Letters Home from World War II, you’ll find dozens of removable reproductions of handwritten letters and postcards. You’ll be able to see the specks of dirt and the wobbling handwriting of a soldier on the move. You’ll be right beside them, sharing the joys and the horrors of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435117280
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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