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            Music

            7 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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            Exploration

            1 visitors recommend:
            Frank Buck
            Source: WikiTree
            Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck was considered a real American action-hero, a true icon of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Here is life story on WikiTree, the worldwide family tree.
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            Christmas

            33 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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            Family, Culture

            5 visitors recommend:
            Harry's 1924 Letters
            Source: Sam Calder
            E-mail: sam@bpresent.net
            Contains the letters, postcards and photographs sent by Harry Gordon Gracie, aged 24, to his parents and family from a 5½ month world trip in 1924/5. Although the family was not wealthy and Harry was a bank teller, circumstances took him on this "trip of a lifetime."
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            Baseball

            4 visitors recommend:
            Shellman Talks Baseball
            Source: Dale Shellman
            E-mail: david@shellmantalksbaseball.com
            Dale Shellman shares personal interviews with some of baseball's greatest heroes, including Ted Williams, Pete Rose, and Mike Schmidt.
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            Shipwrecks

            11 visitors recommend:
            The Hell Gate
            Source: NewYorkHistory.info
            Author: William Kornblum
            City: New York, State: NY
            This chapter from William Kornblum's "At Sea in the City" recounts stories from the East River passage known as "Hell Gate," including the horrible 1904 burning of the ferry General Slocum which took the lives of 1,000 German-Americans.
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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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            14 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

            39 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

            22 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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            9 visitors recommend:
            Paratroopers of the 50's
            Source: Bryan W. Hunter
            Country: United Kingdom E-mail: bryan.hunter@lineone.net
            A few photo's from the 50's of the host's time in the Airborne.
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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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            4 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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            3 visitors recommend:
            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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