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Posts tagged second world war

December 30, 2013


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


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


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.

November 22, 2010


From Evansville to Normandy

In 1942, the construction of a shipyard on the Ohio riverfront heightened Evansville’s stature as a manufacturer of military equipment.

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.

February 12, 2007


Charlestown Powder Plant

Even before the U.S. officially entered the second world war, Congress authorized increased spending for the manufacture of arms for sale to the allied forces. The passage of the first national defense appropriations act in June 1940 quickly resulted in the construction of the world’s largest smokeless powder plant near Charlestown, Indiana.

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