Letters from the Front, 1898-1945

Letters from the Front, 1898-1945

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This volume tells the stories of 62 men and women from Wisconsin who served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. Letters from the Front is a vivid social history of wartime as told by those who took part in these foreign conflicts. Most of them are qordinaryq people, uprooted from farms, factories, and offices, who took part in extraordinary events. This work explores how war changed their lives and reveals the emotions they felt in uniform, in remote outposts, in combat, and in prison camps. These letters, diaries, oral histories, newspapers, and contemporary accounts provide a history of adaptation to military life; they also reflect the changes that occurred over the half-century encompassing these confilcts, an era of great technological innovation a€” and one in which America's vision of itself also changed.The British paper we usually have reminds one of the slick pages out of Sears Roebuck catalogue! Well, I do wish I had a coca-cola a€” it would really be wonderful. But 2 or 3 times a week we get ice, so I put my can of grapefruit juice on ice, anbsp;...

Title:Letters from the Front, 1898-1945
Author:Michael E. Stevens, Sean P. Adams, Ellen D. Goldlust-Gingrich
Publisher:Wisconsin Historical Society - 1992


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