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Posts Categorized: WWII Articles

Lessons from the 1940s Woman – Be Involved!

The World War II era was a pivotal time for women, a hinge between the traditional home-based women’s role and the modern career-based role. Wartime posters show the fullness of a woman’s place in society and reveal the values that drove this generation to victory. Through these posters we’ll see lessons we can learn from women… Read more »

Remembering D-Day

Today we commemorate the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings. On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from Nazi power. In August 2007, I was privileged to stand on Omaha Beach on a misty, overcast morning not unlike the men faced that historic day. As I stood… Read more »

A Dog, the President’s Son, and a Grieving Sailor

Sometimes historical research is dry, but often it brings up fascinating stories. While reading excerpts from 1945 issues of Time Magazine, a story grabbed my attention. It involved Antioch, California—the small (at the time) town I used as the hometown for the heroes in my Wings of Glory series. A bit of time over microfiche… Read more »

Christmas in World War II – The Military – Plus Giveaway!

Please see below for a giveaway of Where Treetops Glisten, a WWII Christmas novella collection by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin, plus a vintage apron inspired by the stories! Although World War II did not take a holiday, Americans at home and abroad did their best to celebrate Christmas. Wartime separations and deprivations… Read more »

Christmas in World War II – The US Home Front – Plus Giveaway!

Please see below for a giveaway of Where Treetops Glisten, a WWII Christmas novella collection by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin, plus a vintage apron inspired by the stories! Although World War II did not take a holiday, Americans at home and abroad did their best to celebrate Christmas. Wartime separations and deprivations… Read more »

A WWII Christmas – A Lesson on V-Mail

Over the next few days, Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and I are sharing posts on Free Homeschool Deals about teaching history to your children. Would you like to teach your child about letter writing in WWII? In today’s post, A Lesson on V-Mail, Cara Putman shares about the ingenious V-Mail system for sending letters overseas… Read more »

A WWII Christmas – Using Historical Fiction to Teach History

Over the next few days, Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and I are sharing posts on Free Homeschool Deals about teaching history to your children. Do your kids love learning about history? Or hate it? Perhaps a slightly different approach will help. In today’s post, Through a Story Window: Using Historical Fiction to Teach History, I… Read more »

A WWII Christmas – Food Rationing and Recipes

Over the next few days, Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and I are sharing posts on Free Homeschool Deals about teaching history to your children. Today’s post from Tricia Goyer talks about food rationing in World War II, with a free printable, resources, and lesson plans. These would be great for both homeschoolers and for bored… Read more »

Port Chicago – Desegregation of the US Navy

In the worst Home Front disaster of World War II, an explosion at the Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California on July 17, 1944 killed 320 men, of whom 202 were black. The tragedy was followed by a work stoppage and a controversial mutiny trial. This sent ripples of change through the segregated armed forces…. Read more »