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August 2012 - America in WWII magazine

 

 

August 2012

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Features

Armed with a Paintbrush

Army artist Ed Reep dodged bullets and bomb blasts to give Americans back home a closeup look at the war. By Melissa Amateis Marsh

To the Rhine!

The Bulge was broken, but the Allies on Germany’s western edge weren’t out of the woods yet. Now they had to fight their way to the mighty Rhine. By Eric Grenier

web extra: From Our galleries Archive

America beats the nazis

Join the fighting GIs on their long, dangerous journey across Europe to end the tyranny of the Third Reich.

Dress Rehearsal for War

The time to act was near, and the US Army needed practice. So 350,000 soldiers went into "battle in the Bayou State. By Michael Edwards

WEB EXTRA: fROM oUR gALLERIES aRCHIVE

WELCOME TO THE SERVICE, SON

Before the new recuits could fight in live war games, they had to learn to be soldiers. Their school was boot camp.

Inferno in Paradise

A thousand soldiers, sailors, and civilians packed Boston’s Cocoanut Grove nightclub on November 28, 1942. By night’s end, half of them were dead. By Chuck Lyons

Departments

 

Kilroy Was Here

A note from our editor: "The Bad and the Ugly"

V-Mail

Letters from our readers

Home Front

Hail Old Glory!

Pinup

Martha Vickers

I Was There

His and Her War

Landings

The Lake Erie Flotilla

Web Extra: Link

The buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military HIstory Park Website

 

War Stories

Readers’ memories of the war

Flashbacks

Print ads from the war years

Books and Media

Our take on the latest releases

Theater of War

A Yank in the R.A.F.

Web Extra: Footage

Official Movie Trailer

 

78 RPM

Stan Kenton

Web Extra: Footage

Tampico

June Christy took over the singer’s mic in the Kenton band in 1945. Here she and the band perform the title cut in the movie that same year.

 

WWII Events

A calendar of present-day happenings

GIs

A Honeymoon Cut Short