Volume IX: Homefront/Women at War—The Things Our Fathers Saw [2023]

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In VOLUME 9 of The Things Our Fathers Saw® series, ‘Homefront/Women At War’, we will take an often-overlooked view of the story of World War II. You will visit with the people on the homefront, from schoolkids navigating growing up during the Great Depression and the War, to the women on the factory floor and the armed services, newly independent but having to fight for their rights and later, their jobs, laying the seeds of societal change for the future. You will meet war brides on the ships' decks over the Atlantic, and follow the challenges they faced growing up in a Europe at war, meeting their GIs, and then starting new families in a new environment. Lastly, you will sit down with the displaced children of World War II who struggled to survive as totalitarian thugs marched into and upended their worlds for years to come, but who survived to tell their personal tales of suffering, and express their gratitude, to young Americans who took the time to listen to them.

"If it had not been for the women going out the door, there would have been no spring in 1944."

280 PAGES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

AUTHOR’S NOTE

THE WATERSHED

PART ONE: WORKING

THE LABOR ACTIVIST

PAY DISCRIMINATION

WARTIME IN THE FACTORY

RECRUITING WOMEN WORKERS

THE UNION

‘WE FELT THE DANGER TO OUR COUNTRY’

‘I’M DOING A GOOD JOB WHERE I AM’

SHIFT WORK SISTERS

‘YOU’RE MORE TALENTED THAN THAT’

THIRTY CENTS AN HOUR

THE LOS ALAMOS SECRETARY

DR. FERMI AND DR. TELLER

‘AS IF IT WAS NOONTIME’

HOME

‘NEVER QUESTIONED ME ABOUT THE BOMB’

THE RESEARCH PHYSICIST

‘NOT ALLOWED TO DISCUSS THE NATURE OF OUR WORK’

‘I LOST TWO BROTHERS’

PART TWO: HOME & SCHOOL

THE SCHOOL TEACHER

DEPRESSION DAYS

‘NOBODY REALLY KNEW’

RATIONING

ENTERTAINMENT

TEACHING

MARRIAGE DURING WARTIME

THE BOYS IN THE WAR

D-DAY

‘THEY JUST WOULDN’T TELL ANYONE’

THE SCHOOLGIRL

THE VICTORY BIKE

SCHOOL

CULTURE AND MUSIC

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

‘WE FELT SO BAD FOR THEM’

THE PEARL HARBOR KID              

FAMILY IN PEARL HARBOR

GOING ACROSS THE PACIFIC

PEARL CITY

MARTIAL LAW

‘THEIR HAIR HAD TURNED WHITE’

‘THIS WAS THEIR LAST CHANCE’

‘JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS’

THE END OF THE WAR

BACK IN NEW YORK

PART THREE: SERVICE

US ARMY NURSE, EUROPE

THE DEPRESSION ERA

‘ONCE YOU DO THIS, YOU’RE THEIRS’

PEARL HARBOR

OVERSEAS

NORTH AFRICA AND CORSICA

MT. VESUVIUS

THE END OF THE WAR

‘WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR ME?’

‘THEY ARE MOSTLY GONE’

US ARMY NURSE, PACIFIC

‘I WOULD KILL YOU’

OVERSEAS

HOME

THE WASP

THE WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS

TRAINING AT SWEETWATER, TEXAS

B-25 TRAINING

TARGET TOWING

DISBANDED

KEEPING IN TOUCH

THE FLIGHT NURSE

‘I DIDN’T WANT TO TELL MY FATHER’

‘WE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE WE WERE GOING’

‘THIS ONE NEEDS ME’

‘A PLANELOAD OF PSYCHOS’

‘WE FLEW THE ENTIRE PACIFIC’

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND AND BETTY GRABLE

THE PHILIPPINES

TARAWA

FOOD

MARRIAGE

THE WORLD WAR II FLIGHT NURSES ASSOCIATION

‘LEAVE ME ALONE’

THE WAVE

THE WAVES

WAVE QUARTERS ONE

MAPWORK

CELEBRITY BOND DRIVE

THE FLAG

AN COSMOPOLITAN WEDDING

INTERESTING PEOPLE

DISCHARGED

THE RECRUITER

AWAY FROM HOME

‘I FEEL RESPONSIBLE HE’S DEAD’

SMALL TOWNS

THE BAND CIRCUIT

FAMILY

BROTHER JACK

THE END OF THE WAR

THE WREN

DOODLE BUGS

LIFE IN ENGLAND

THE GIRL GUIDES

THE WRENS

WAR’S END

‘LIFE HAS CHANGED’

ANTI-WAR

PART FOUR: WAR BRIDES

THE WAR BRIDES

THE ATS

BOMBINGS

‘A LIFE’S SOUVENIR’

VE DAY

THE RIDING SCHOOL

LEADING THE HORSES

AIR RAIDS

THE GIS IN ENGLAND

WAR BRIDE

LONDON

‘SHE’LL NEVER LEAVE ME’

SINGING WITH THE WOUNDED GIS

THE NEW YORK SKYLINE

‘LIFE IN AMERICA WAS VERY DIFFERENT’

PART FIVE: THE DISPLACED

THE REFUGEE

ARREST

SIBERIA

‘I DO NOT THINK I COULD FIND THEIR GRAVES’

EAST AFRICA

TANZANIA

TO THE UNITED STATES

‘WHAT WAR DOES TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN’

THE GERMAN SCHOOLGIRL

‘OUR WAR STARTED’

‘A VERY HARD TIME’

‘THE RUSSIANS WERE REACHING THE BORDER’

DIFFICULT JOURNEY

‘WE LEFT EVERYTHING’

‘THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE TO BLAME’

REBUILDING AFTER THE WAR

THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

THE ARRIVAL OF THE GERMANS

THE WARSAW GHETTO

THE GHETTO UPRISING

BERLIN

‘NO ONE SURVIVED FROM MY FAMILY’

‘I WANTED TO LIVE’

TO THE UNITED STATES

‘I KNOW WHAT WAR IS’

TO KEEP THEM WITH US

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Linda Acock

My husband loved all 9 books!!!

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Susan

Very interesting reading!

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Robert

Great series

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Kathy

Very interesting. I’m learning so much about this time in history that I didn’t know before. I’m on his last book. I’d recommend his books, especially in the classroom or anyone who is interested in this time of our history.

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Janie

Very interesting and such a great account of how the women performed in the war! Matthew Rozell has done an incredible job with this series of books. I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to know more about the plight of the soldiers who fought for our freedom!!

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