Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the amazing true story of the life of Louis Zamperini as depicted in Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
The 157th infantry in the 45th division during World War II saw 511 days of combat and was part of some of the fiercest fighting with numerous casualties. This infantry began the war with the landings on the beaches of Italy, continued into France, which then led them into Germany and the Dachau Concentration Camp where they liberated the few survivors. The story of the 157th is filled with both tragedy and triumph and cannot be separated from the lives of the men who fought so bravely, yet even with so many heroes…
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein “Verity” is a spy arrested by the Nazi Gestapo during World War II. The first part of Code Name Verity is her confession and details of her mission for the British army, written out on scraps of paper in between torture sessions designed to extract as many secrets from [...]
Read what 324 people shared about the people they loved, battles they fought, childhood memories and odd facts from wartime.
Shimomura’s work is so powerful it transcends his own experience and becomes a voice for Americans marginalized in our country due to physical appearance or heritage.
Keeping morale up was critical: the music speaks of hope, of dancing, of forgetting the dangers the world was in.
December 7, 2011 marks the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.
“Join the Navy and See the World” was one of the benefits of joining the United States Navy, but as the young sailors clinging to sodden mattresses watched their submarine the USS Grenadier slip to the bottom of the ocean floor they had no idea what kind of world they were about to encounter.