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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives

View Resource Rutgers Oral History Archives of WW-II

Provided by the History Department at Rutgers University, this site hosts a collection of in-depth interviews of individuals who lived through the Second World War, beginning with an initial target group of Rutgers College alumni and Douglass College alumnae (formerly, New Jersey College for Women). The site currently contains transcripts of 44 interviews conducted between 1994 and 1996.
View Resource American Posters of World War One, from the collection of Roger N. Mohovich

The Special Collections Department at Georgetown University opened this show of posters on November 11th, 1999, to coincide with the 81st anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The exhibition Website is simply designed, presenting the posters as one long list of captioned thumbnails that link to larger views. An introductory essay discusses the posters and the artists and printing...
View Resource Rutgers Oral History Archive of World War II

Begun in 1994 by the history department of Rutgers University, the Oral History Archive of World War II site (last mentioned in the April 7, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences) features transcriptions of interviews with 238 veterans (both men and women) of the war. While the project began with members of the Rutgers class of 1942, it was later expanded to involve many more alumni. The...
View Resource Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project

Developed by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, this site offers visual and written testimony about the experiences of United States veterans ranging from those who served in World War I, to those who served in the first Gulf War. The documents are organized into three main topical areas, including courage, patriotism, and community. The community section features...
View Resource BBC: WW2 People's War

With the passing of another Veteran's Day here in the United States, many persons may be interested to learn about the everyday experiences of persons around the world during various military conflicts. The BBC has created this website in an attempt to allow people to share their reminisces of World War II, and quite a few stories and tales have been contributed thus far. Visitors to the site can...