The Home Front – Audio Drama 1940’s War Years

1940s.org presents the eight part documentary “The Home Front: The Drama of the War Years : Music – People – Events” Released in 1994, this 5-1/2 hour audio documentary is quite informative and very entertaining as it takes you through the political, military and entertainment events of the war years, and the effects on the lives and culture of everyday Americans. The …

WWII Sullivan Brothers – 1940’s Sole Survivor Policy

It was nearly 70 years ago when the US Navy informed Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan of Waterloo, Iowa of the loss of their five sons after the sinking of our light cruiser, the USS Juneau. The Juneau was sunk during the WWII Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, near the Solomon Islands in a torpedo attack. The five brothers, George Thomas Sullivan 27, Francis "Frank" Henry Sullivan …

They Need To Bring Back – 1940’s Nostalgia

I think I have the whole “what’s wrong with this country” thing figured out.. They need to bring back: Rooftop ballrooms, inviting a soldier to dinner, the percussion of high heels across a heavy wooden floor, film noir. They need to bring back: Lips like crimson art, walking slowly in the rain, Saturday mornings at the barber shop, the buzzing …

Thanksgiving Day – November 21, 1940

Our primary purpose here is to bring you photos of the Timothy Levi Crouch family of Connecticut taken at Thanksgiving in November of 1940 by Jack Delano, for the Farm Security Administration. But first.. A year prior to the 1940 Thanksgiving holiday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a proclamation moving the official celebration one week earlier than the traditional fourth …