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A Soldier’s Final Christmas Present

As I remember, it was September 1942, and the nation had been at war for ...

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“I’m Praying I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

At Christmastime 1945, the excitement of the season was doubled because the boys were coming ...

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My Letters and Cigarettes Led to Love

IN NOVEMBER 1943, my boss at Grumman Aircraft in Port Washington, New York, suggested we ...

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I Danced a Million Miles for the Troops During WWII

For eight years, starting when I was 13, I sang and danced in shows, theaters ...

1940s one cool cat october REM

My Dad Served as a “Black Cat” in World War II

I followed Dad through our basement to his file cabinet. He pulled out a large ...

1940s Mom was America's 'Chin-Up Girl' (reminisce.com)

Mom was America’s ‘Chin-Up Girl’

A soldier’s letter landed his mom in the national spotlight during World War 2....

1940s Cadet Nurse Corps posters from World War 2

Cadet Nurse Corps posters from World War 2

These vintage recruitment posters encouraged young women to join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War 2....

1940s Caring cadets became World War 2 nurses

Caring cadets became World War 2 nurses

World War 2 nurses were in short supply at home during the 1940s. So girls like Patty Simpson Beckmeyer joined the Cadet Nurse Corps to help their communities. ...

1940s World War 2 wedding couple finally walked down the aisle

World War II wedding march was 50 years in the making

Decades after their World War 2 wedding, sweethearts William and Alice Smith finally walked down the aisle together....

1940s War dogs came to the rescue in World War 2 (Reminisce magazine)

War dogs came to the rescue in World War 2

See our tail-wagging warriors in action through this selection of World War 2 photos of war dogs....