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Posts tagged World War II

December 30, 2013


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Soldiers’ Solace: Clubmobile Women During World War II

Clubmobile women did more than hand out coffee and doughnuts. Their most important job was to listen to soldiers' fears, frustrations, and hurts.

May 14, 2012


1940s Teenagers

Teenage Patriots In Wartime Indianapolis

“Is the youth of today too happy? Is everything a joke?" wrote a teen. " Do our homes have to be bombed before we’ll realize that now is the time to prepare?”

October 17, 2011


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Hoosier Justice At Nuremberg

Two Indiana Supreme Court Justices were recruited into the grim business of holding Nazis accountable for their crimes against humanity during World War II.

March 28, 2011


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A Hoosier Woman on the World War II Homefront

"It takes all kinds of people to fight a war. There are soldiers and sailors. And then there are those who only stand and wait. I was a draftee’s wife.”

June 29, 2009


The Archdukes of Atterbury

Camp Atterbury was built just after the US entry in World War 2, soon training countless battalions--one of which left barely a trace.

July 4, 2005


Ernie Pyle

Ernest Taylor Pyle was born just southwest of Dana, Indiana, on August 3, 1900. After graduating from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve, and then studied journalism at Indiana University.

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