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On The Homefront >> War-Time Rationing

Most everyone knows of the rationing that took place during World War II, but did you know that because the military needed so many typewriters for communication, even they were rationed? (Ration Orders No. 4 & 4a) Did you know that gasoline rationing was not originally so much to save fuel, but to save tires and the rubber they were made of? Our government wanted us to drive slower, (a nation... Read More »

Thornton V. Sigler POW

On June 6th, 1944 Thornton V. Sigler landed on the shores of France as part of the invasion of Normandy in World War II. On August 6th 1944 he was taken prisoner by the Germans during the liberation of Vire, France. Sigler and the other Americans at the camp were returned to an American checkpoint on June 1st, 1945 and returned home to his wife and son on June 26th, 1945. During his time at a POW ... Read More »

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