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                    Music

                    6 visitors recommend:
                    Frances (Langford) Evinrude
                    Source: WikiTree
                    Frances Evinrude is known as the "Sweetheart of World War II." Her trademark song, "I'm in the Mood for Love," captivated soldiers during the 1940s. Here is her story.
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                    Christmas

                    32 visitors recommend:
                    The Changi Christmas Card: From a prisoner of war
                    Source: Simon Shelton-Palmer
                    Country: United Kingdom
                    From December 25, 1942, this is a card from an Englishman in a Japanese POW camp and his friends to his wife. It is part of an in-depth, touching site put together by their son.
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                    War

                    22 visitors recommend:
                    Buck's War
                    Source: Brener Family
                    State: WI
                    The story and a nice collection of photos documenting the wartime experiences of one Wisconsin boy who fought in Europe with the 8th Infantry Division.
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                    13 visitors recommend:
                    In memoriam to my father, a prisoner of war
                    Source: Simon Shelton-Palmer
                    Country: United Kingdom
                    A very touching, significant tribute. "This site is dedicated to the memory of my father .... not memories of our time together but a time which he did not speak a single word of to me. When he died he left a small briefcase containing items he had saved from his pre-war life and his time in the camps ... most of it has been reproduced for this web site."
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                    11 visitors recommend:
                    Awakening the Past: The stories of my grandfathers' lives during and after WWII
                    Source: Kyle Parker
                    State: IN
                    Originally created as a senior thesis at Ball State University. A very comprehensive collection of stories, photos and documents related to two individuals from Indiana.
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                    4 visitors recommend:
                    WWII Tributes
                    Source: http://ww2.horizonstar.net/links.php
                    A site dedicated to the Webmaster's relatives who fought in the war. Features stories, pictures, maps, timelines, and an archive of battles in all theaters of the war.
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                    Air Forces, Military Aviation

                    37 visitors recommend:
                    A Fighter Pilot's Story
                    Source: Captain Quentin Aanenson
                    "It was 1944. I was 22 years old. And I was a combat fighter pilot in World War II ... " This is the home page of the man documented in the PBS film "A Fighter Pilots Story." Includes his story and a few others.
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                    9 visitors recommend:
                    Art Kramer's WWII B-26 web site
                    Source: Arthur Kramer
                    A great collection of personal pictures and stories.
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                    Army, Infantry Battles

                    20 visitors recommend:
                    Dad's Tour of Duty: 26th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division
                    Source: Depworld.com
                    E-mail: webmaster@depworld.com
                    Personal photos, notes, and history from the son of a soldier in the 26th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division during WWII.
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                    9 visitors recommend:
                    The Real War Story
                    Source: John Kline
                    Personal experiences from the Battle of the Bulge.
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                    Marines

                    21 visitors recommend:
                    4th Marine Division 24th Regiment in WWII
                    Source: Mitch Perry
                    Describes the battles of the 4th Marine Division on Roi-Namur, Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. Personal accounts of these battles and photos of people of "A" company.
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                    14 visitors recommend:
                    The War Dog Platoons
                    Source: WorldWar2History.info
                    Author: William W. Putney
                    The leader of a Marine Corps War Dog Platoon at Guam recounts his stories of the World War II contributions of Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and other dogs -- as well as what happened to the dogs after the war. (2001)
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                    9 visitors recommend:
                    The Marines on Guadalcanal, in their own words
                    Source: WorldWar2History.info
                    Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell, editor
                    Marine Corps veterans from the bloody fight for Guadalcanal tell their personal stories.
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                    Paratroopers, Special Forces

                    14 visitors recommend:
                    Para Research Team: Lest we forget our Liberators
                    Source: D.C. vandenBogert
                    Country: Netherlands E-mail: webmaster@pararesearchteam.com
                    "After working on various WWII websites over the years I have finally launched my own personal website: Rations, Helmets, Personal Items, Lyrics, Patches, Medical Items, Mail Items, Databases, Who is Who, Stories and many, many pictures. We, the Dutch, will never forget our liberators!"
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                    6 visitors recommend:
                    Tragedy in a french village
                    Source: lamastre.com
                    Author: Raymond Bouit
                    Country: France E-mail: francois.castex@wanadoo.fr
                    A french village remembers the 27-6-44 parachute drops in the occupied South of France. In French and English.
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                    Espionage

                    6 visitors recommend:
                    A Code-Maker's War
                    Source: WorldWar2History.info
                    Author: Leo Marks
                    Country: United Kingdom
                    This excerpt from his book tells part of Leo Marks' story -- a remarkable man who joined the SOE and became involved in some of the war's most dramatic secret operations.
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                    Civilian Life

                    2 visitors recommend:
                    Lost in the Fog - A Belgian Recalls WWII
                    Source: Rachel Van Meers
                    Lost in the Fog is a rare glimpse into Depression Era, WWII, and post-war Belgium, through the eyes of a common working-class Belgian family, told in the unique voice of Rachel Van Meers.
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                    Prisoners of War

                    12 visitors recommend:
                    The Michel Thomas Story
                    Source: WorldWar2History.info
                    Author: Michel Thomas
                    The personal stories of Michel Thomas' childhood facing anti-semitism in Poland, Germany, and France in the years before World War II.
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                    3 visitors recommend:
                    Deliverance It has Come: WWII POW Diary 1942-1945
                    Source: John S. Beaber
                    E-mail: tchers2@earthlink.net
                    Herman K. Beaber, a missionary, wrote a WWII POW Diary. This is a story of his fight to stay alive in a Japanese internment camp
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                    Paul Chenevier: French WWII POW (French)
                    Source: Raphael QUERCIA
                    Country: France E-mail: raphael.quercia@gmail.com
                    This website deals with the experience and war memories and captivity of Paul Chenevier (Pontcharra, Isère, France), having committed volunteer to the 4th regiment of Genius in Grenoble on August 11th, 1939 and named corporal on January 22nd, 1940.
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