The Train And The Free Canteen

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/07DGeLvDw8I” autohide=”1″ rel=”0″] The free canteen for soldiers traveling by train across the US, is one of the many inspirational stories of WWII and is a captivating snapshot of support on the homefront. A grassroots effort across our country meant that trains were being met by volunteers who prepared and served free sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cakes, gifts, and they would give away magazines and other items, …

We’ll Meet Again

It’s something we all know but don’t think about, we are losing our most precious of generations at a staggering rate. The youngest of those stationed at Pearl Harbor when we were attacked in 1941, are now in their late eighties. Another decade and most that are still with us, will leave us. Please remember.. The old guy in front of you …

Venus On The Spike Heel

New to 1940s.org is a section devoted to the art and beauty of the pin-up girl. It’s such a classic, glamorous, and let’s face it.. sexy look. That’s a photo of Rita Hayworth to our left. Elegant, classy, glamorous, and a heart-stopping, timeless beauty. Dressed, but so very seductive! We’ll feature both artwork and photography here. In the photograph section, we stop well short …

Big Band Remotes From The 40’s

Popular radio during the 1930s and throughout the 1940s included live coast-to-coast radio transmissions of “big bands”, or dance bands. These live remotes were held mostly in hotels, ballrooms, restaurants and clubs. During the war years, it was expanded to include military bases and defense plants. For your listening pleasure, we bring you: Gene Krupa (pictured to the right) and his Orchestra …