The WWII collection at Fold3 is free through May 15th.
“Two smiling French soldiers fill the hands of American soldiers with candy, in Rouffach, France, after the closing of the Colmar pocket.”, 2/5/1945From the series: Photographs of American Military Activities, ca. 1918 – ca. 1981
Free screening of “The Battle of the Bulge” on Tuesday, December 16, at noon.
Nearly 80,000 American soldiers were wounded, captured, or killed at the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s last-ditch counterattack against Allied forces at the end of the Second World War.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary, we are screening a compelling chronicle of this bloody battle that includes newsreel footage and film from German and American archives. (2004; 90 mins.)
Image: Ardennes World War II Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium. National Archives Identifier 6003577.
This article describes what they are and how to use them …
World War II War Diaries were compiled between about January 1, 1942, and about June 1, 1946, by the U.S. Navy, documenting the period from about September 1, 1939, to about May 30, 1946. They were identified by the Navy as “the principal means by which the day-to-day experience of the Navy is recorded for current study and future historical use.”
If you’ve got some World War II research to do, now is the time. fold3 has their WWII collections open to everyone until November 30th. These collections include:
* Missing Air Crew Reports
* WWII Photos
* the Interactive USS Arizona Memorial
* war diaries
* Naval press clippings
* Holocaust Collection
and much more.