April 2009

bonus features

Videos, photos, articles, and links that expand on the printed magazine issue


Veronica Lake and her dangerous hair


Video: Government propaganda

In this clip from the US Office of War Information, the silver screen sex symbol with the peekaboo hair gets a look that’s safe for wartime factory work.


Peace rose


ARTICLE: Victory’s flower

While Americans grew Victory Gardens, a
rose born in war-torn France but dedicated to peace grew in exile in a Pennsylvania nursery.


Marianas Turkey Shoot


ARTICLE: The key warplanes

Learn about the US and Japanese aircraft that battled for control of the Pacific skies in the June 1944 Battle of the Philippine Sea.

Photo gallery: The battle

Get a closer look at the fighting in the Marianas.


Charles Lindberg


Link: The Lindbergh website

For more about the genius, quirks, triumphs, and tragedies of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh, explore www.charleslindbergh.com.


Victory Gardens


Link: Plant your own Victory Garden

Find advice to get you started at www.revivevictorygarden.org.

Link: American farming in the 1940s

The Wessels Living History Farm in York, Nebraska, brings the history of American farming to life on its 145 acres, and on its website. A page on Victory Gardens is at www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe40s/crops_02.html.

Link: Victory Seed Company

History, images, links–and seeds for 1940s vegetable varieties–at http://www.vintageveggies.com/TheVictoryGarden/index.html.


USS Intrepid


Link: The Intrepid Museum

Learn more about the WWII aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) at www.intrepidmuseum.org, the home page of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.