We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters

We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters

by Elizabeth L. Fox (Editor)


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Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438470580
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Excelsior Editions
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth L. Fox has served for more than twenty years in a leadership role on the National Board of Hadassah, where her responsibilities include writing, training, and public speaking. She has a BA in history from the City College of New York and an MA in vocational rehabilitation counseling from New York University. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Preface—From Letters to a Book

Part I. Training

1. Induction
Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, May 7–20, 1943

2. Basic Training: The First Six Months
Camp Shelby, Mississippi, May 21–November 20, 1943

3. Basic Training: The Second Six Months
Camp Shelby, Mississippi, November 21, 1943–June 4, 1944

Part II. Overseas

4. To the Front
On the USS Wakefield, June 5–13, 1944
Camp Barton Stacey, England, June 13–July 7, 1944

5. Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Belgium
Betty Lou and the Breakout from Normandy,
July 9–September 11, 1944

6. Somewhere in Holland, Somewhere in Germany
Mid-September through Mid-December, 1944

7. The Battle of the Bulge
Ardennes, Belgium,
Mid-December, 1944, through January, 1945

Part III. Recovery

8. The Long Road Home
January 25–May 1, 1945

9. The Final Phase: Recovery
May 2, 1945–June 15, 1946

Epilogue—Life after the War, 1946–1994
Appendix—Names that Appear in the Letters
Further Resources
About the Editor

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