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WLBT’s Dennis Smith stopped by the MPB studios to share his perspective after interviewing dozens of Mississippi veterans for WLBT’s Veterans History Project.
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Writers - “World War II Writers”
In 2007, the MPB program, Writers, featured three authors of books on World War II. Ron Drez, Anthony Weller and Cleveland Harrison joined host Gene Edwards to share their World War II stories. Visit this website to see portions of the show, read transcripts, and learn about the war from the perspective of these three individuals. The site also includes an extensive list of lesson plans for all ages of study.
The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in an extraordinary time, there are no ordinary lives. The War was directed and produced by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.
The National WWII Museum
The National World War II Museum is located in New Orleans, LA. If you can’t make it to the museum, though, visit this website to see online exhibits and slideshows of permanent exhibits. The site also includes a calendar of events for the museum.
Rosie the Riveter/World War II National Historic Park
The Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, located in the wartime boomtown of Richmond, California, preserves and interprets the stories and places of our nation's home front response to World War II.
Women Who Came to the Front (Library of Congress)
This former Library of Congress (LOC) exhibit is archived on the LOC’s website and documents the varied WWII experiences of eight women who were “journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during WWII.” The site features examples of works done by the women and a description of their achievements.