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Letters from War is an eight-part podcast from The Washington Post that explores a collection of letters exchanged between four American brothers during the second world war. The Eyde brothers grew up in Rockford, Illinois as the sons of Norwegian immigrants. Frank Eyde joined the Marines in 1939 while his brother, George, joined the army in 1941. John Eyde, on the advice of his brothers, joined the Army Air Force, while Sanford Eyde worked as a carpenter in Rockford. Throughout the war and in the years following, the Eyde brothers wrote to one another about their experiences with battle and post-war life. These letters were recently uncovered in an abandoned storage unit by Joe Alosi, who passed them along to the Post. Reporter Dan Lamothe, who hosts this podcast, carefully read each of these letters and reached out to military historians and surviving members of the Eyde family to create a multipart series about these letters and what they reveal about the experiences of World War II soldiers. In this podcast, visitors can listen to some of these letters (which are read by modern U.S. military veterans) and learn more about the Eyde brothers and their experiences. Interested listeners may want to start by reading Lamothe's articles "Learn More About the Eyde Family" and "How This Story Came Together" to learn more about this project.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-01
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0601

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