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Posts Categorized: WWII Articles

Through Waters Deep – Destroyer Tour: Topside

For over one hundred years, destroyers have served as versatile naval workhorses. In World War II, US destroyers escorted convoys, hunted submarines, fought surface battles, bombarded shore positions, rescued downed airmen and stranded sailors, and served as radar pickets to detect and fight incoming kamikaze flights. In my new novel Through Waters Deep, Ens. Jim Avery… Read more »

Lessons from the 1940s Woman – Women’s Work Is Good Work

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 »

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 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 »

Happy Independence Day! Looking Back for Inspiration

Happy Independence Day! This poster seemed appropriate with its Revolutionary War theme. In 1943, the United States and the rest of the world, faced its greatest threat. Germany, Japan, and Italy with the other Axis powers, had conquered vast areas of the globe. The Allies were beginning to make progress, clearing North Africa, invading Sicily… Read more »

Christmas in World War II – The Home Front

Christmas in World War II - the US Home Front

Although World War II did not take a holiday, Americans at home and abroad did their best to celebrate Christmas. Wartime separations and deprivations made festivities poignant and bittersweet. This post looks at Christmas on the US Home Front. See also: Christmas for American servicemen and women. Families on the US Home Front dealt with… Read more »