Product Details


Title:
Their Letters Home: A Snapshot of WWII
Author:
Edited by Scott D. Trostel
Publisher:
Cam-Tech
ISBN or Item #
9780925436627
Date Listed:
2009-07-13 22:04:18
Retail Price:
$22.95
Our Price:
$20.95
Description:

Their Letters Home

A Snapshot of World War II

Edited by Scott D. Trostel.

Paperback, 5.5x8, 260 pages, b/w photos.

"A compelling book of WW II through the eyes and voices of the local men and women who were there. From Pearl Harbor to the surrender of Japan, the men and women of Miami County were there.

"They wrote of their war front experiences. From North Africa to Normandy, from Bataan to Okinawa by land sea and air, over 5,000 from Miami County maintained ties back home through the letters they penned.

"These letters bring the personal side of war home. Away from home and subjected to circumstances of battlefields, it was that pen and paper that brought the world situation to a personal level.

"Letters came from boot camps, from ships and bombers headed for battles, from the battlefields, field hospitals and even Prisoner of War camps.

"This is a fascinating book with letters and stories written by these men and women expressing feelings and experiences. It is the surviving words, letters and stories from the local people who paid the price for liberty and freedom."

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

THE WAR: NORTH AFRICA AND THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS

 

DECEMBER 7, 1941—PEARL HARBOR

 

BOOT CAMP

 

THE LONG TRAIN RIDE

 

HEADING TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY

 

ONLY A LETTER

 

NORTH ATLANTIC DANGERS

 

SAILING OFF FOR WAR

 

TURNING THE TIDE OF WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

 

THE GERMAN SURRENDER IN NORTH AFRICA

 

A CHAPLAIN'S LIFE

 

COMPARING THE CASUALTIES OF WAR

 

A REALITY ABOUT FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM

 

PRELUDE TO THE ATTACK ON BARI, ITALY

 

THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS IN ITALY - 1943

 

FLYER RESCUED IN GERMAN HELD TERRITORY

 

THE NORMANDY BEACHHEAD ON D-DAY

 

NORMANDY FROM A BATTLESHIP

 

A NORMANDY GLIDER CRASH

 

THE V-1 BUZZ-BOMBS OVER ENGLAND

 

BATTLES ACROSS FRANCE, BELGIUM and HOLLAND

 

OPERATION MARKET GARDEN

 

THE BATTLE OF HURTGEN FOREST GERMANY

 

SARGEANT GRACE LEWIS WRITE FROM PARIS— DECEMBER 1944

 

THE SIEGE OF BASTOGNE, BELGIUM

 

HOMEFRONT SOLDIER REUNIONS

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLYN

 

MAIMI COUNTY HONOR ROLL

 

THROUGH THE EYES OF A G.I. — CHRISTMAS DAY 1944 IN ENGLAND

 

FROM THE SPEARHEAD DIVISION IN FRANCE

 

A LETTER FROM FRENCH FRONT

 

PLIGHT OF THE FRENCH ON THE HOMEFRONT

 

A B-17 CRASH LANDING

 

I’M NOT MISSING IN ACTION

 

THE LAST BATTLES IN GERMANY

 

THE DISCOVERED HORRORS IN GERMANY

 

WHEN PEACE WAS DECLARED IN PARIS

 

THE END OF THE WAR IN EUROPE

 

A LETTER FROM THE ITALIAN FRONT

 

ONE KILLED AT THE BATTLE FOR CASSINO

 

FIGHTING NORTH OF ROME

 

LETTERS FROM A GERMAN STALAG

 

OUR PRISONERS OF WAR, THE UNSUNG HEROES

 

WHAT WAS IT REALLY LIKE ON THE FRONT LINE?

 

NEEDS AMMO NOT AN INDUSTRIAL STRIKE

 

FRENCH RIVIERA BOMBING ON D DAY

 

THE ALLIED ASSAULT ON SOUTHERN FRANCE

 

SURRENDER OF GERMAN ARMY AT "OPERATION CASANOVA"

 

BROTHERS

 

THE BRIDGE AT REMAGEN

 

FINDING HITLER’S GOLD

 

A VIEW FROM PARIS WHEN GERMANY SURRENDERED

 

TOURING EUROPE FROM THE AIR ON V-E DAY

 

B-17 MERCY FLIGHTS

 

LOOKING AROUND BERLIN

 

A NURSE AT THE RECEIVING HOSPITAL

 

THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD

 

A PHONE CALL HOME

 

UNDER THE FLAG

 

VISITING HITLER’S LAIR

THE PACIFIC WAR

 

THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH

 

THE MUNDA TRAIL AND STARVATION HILL

 

ECHOES FROM LEYTE

 

GROWING UP

 

THE JAPS BOMB A MILITARY HOSPITAL

 

THOUSAND POUND ORNAMENTS FOR TOJO’S CHRISTMAS TREE

 

WHEN LETTERS EXPRESS FEAR

 

SAIPAN AND IWO JIMA

 

A PILOT’S ACCOUNT OF THE JAPANESE ISLANDS

 

THE LAST LETTER TO THE HOME TOWN

 

SOMESTIMES IT WAS A PHONE CALL

 

A SMALL COMFORT

 

THE FINAL DAYS OF EMPERIAL JAPANESE BATTLE

 

TROOP TRAIN DERAILS AT PIQUA

 

THE MISSING SHIP - THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS

 

THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS

 

WITNESSES TO THE END OF WW II

 

BRINGING BACK THE POWS FROM JAPAN

 

OBTAINING THE SURRENDER OF JAPANESE OCCUPIED ISLANDS

 

THE TROOPS ARE COMING HOME

 

NOVEMBER 22, 1945, THANKSGIVING