Letters written by an upstate New York farm family record their World War II experience. A bomber pilot in the Pacific, an Aviation Cadet in training, a young father and his wife, a single working mother, a newlywed, a son left to manage the farm, a teen age daughter, their mother and father - all tell the story of the war through their eyes. The book covers the time from the oldest son's Navy enlistment in 1942 to the war's end in 1945.
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Dear to Us: A Tug Hill Family's World War II Story in Letters based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Nine men in the generation immediately preceding mine served in WW II. As a young boy I often heard several stories about the 'war years'. This well-constructed book provides others with a similar unique view, offered via personal letters, of what life was like for families of that time. There are no battle stories, just descriptions of the hum-drum training of draftees and their desires to hear from their families at home, and somehow stay involved. The book evokes a humble pride in the war effort, not just from those serving, but also the families at home. This generation has been called America's greatest, and in this book you see why. Composed almost entirely of reproduced letters, the brief but pertinent perspectives of the editor, Jill Markham, tie the story together.