Memorial Day-More than BBQ’s and Fireworks

WWII Newsreels, Vintage Defense Department Videos, Soldiers Field Guides, Classic/Contemporary War BooksFrom Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit with WWII’s Monuments Men (they recovered and saved Europe’s greatest art and cultural treasures) and Walter Cronkite’s reportage of the Vietnam War to an actual World War I soldier’s field service guide and collections of war poetry; the Internet Archive and Open Library are great resources to get into the true spirit of Memorial Day.   Learn about the heroes and villains who made military history.  Read and hear recollections from the people and families whose lives were impacted by the Revolutionary and Civil War to current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Vintage and Documentary Videos

http://www.archive.org/details/RadioatW1944 – Radio at War, the role radio played in World War II

Books

Picture Books

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL8506767W/World_War_I_In_Photographs – World War I Photography

Youth Books

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL8116673W/Nation_at_War – Scholastic Books – Nation at War

Time Life Series

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL5909519W/Life_Goes_to_War – Life Magazine Goes to War

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL5909605W/The_Past_Is_Myself_(Classics_of_World_War_II_the_Secret_War) – Part of the Time Life Series

Primary Sources

Must Reads

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL9396288W/American_Heritage_Chronicles_of_the_Great_Wars_(Boxed_Set) Chronicles of the Great Wars

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL278851W/The_Art_of_War – Classic Book

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2423057W/The_Oxford_Book_of_War_Poetry – War Poetry

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One Response to Memorial Day-More than BBQ’s and Fireworks

  1. Martin says:

    dear people of archive.org,

    currently the upload by ftp to items-uploads.archive.org is reaally slow from here over europe. can you do something in this matter?

    thanks for your good work and all the best!

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