WWII Homefront

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 sandwiche... Read More »

What a doll!

I am somewhat mesmerized by this photo. I came across it on the Library Of Congress website. The caption reads “Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank Calif., June 1942” A tip of the hat to the photographer, because I believe he captured high definition well before we learned what that phrase means. The color, the lighting. Gorgeous! Read More »

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