World War II http://wamc.org en Mass. Veteran Gets Dog Tag He Lost 70 Years Ago http://wamc.org/post/mass-veteran-gets-dog-tag-he-lost-70-years-ago <p>A dog tag a Massachusetts man lost as he stormed ashore at Anzio during the Allied invasion of Italy in 1944 has finally been returned, 70 years later.</p><p>World War II Army veteran Alfred Cabral received the weathered scrap of copper-nickel alloy during an emotional ceremony at a Worcester nursing home last weekend.</p><p>The now 88-year-old Cabral quivered and tears rose in his eyes as he received the identification tag.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85525 at http://wamc.org Mass. Veteran Gets Dog Tag He Lost 70 Years Ago "The Girls of Atomic City" By Denise Kiernan http://wamc.org/post/girls-atomic-city-denise-kiernan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Girls of Atomic City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.</span></p><p>At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from small towns across the South--were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war--when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65412 at http://wamc.org "The Girls of Atomic City" By Denise Kiernan "Jacob's Oath" By Martin Fletcher http://wamc.org/post/jacobs-oath-martin-fletcher <p></p><p><a href="http://www.martinfletcher.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin Fletcher</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been called the gold standard of TV war correspondents and is rapidly building a new reputation as an author. He has won almost every award in television journalism, including 5 </span>Emmys<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>His latest novel is <em>Jacob's Oath</em>. As World War II comes to a close, Europe’s roads are clogged with 20 million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely holocaust survivors who meet in Huddle berg. Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he kills his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard.</p><p>He must now choose between revenge and love, and avenging the past and building a new future.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77004 at http://wamc.org "Jacob's Oath" By Martin Fletcher HV Congressman To Present Medals To WWII Veteran http://wamc.org/post/hv-congressman-present-medals-wwii-veteran <p>A New York congressman will present Army medals to a World War Two veteran in Dutchess County Wednesday afternoon.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:33:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 68428 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - Manuel Bromberg http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-manuel-bromberg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Jeanne Hunter shares part of the life story of Manuel Bromberg.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Jeanne Hunter 67349 at http://wamc.org "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis" by Robert Edsel http://wamc.org/post/saving-italy-race-rescue-nations-treasures-nazis-robert-edsel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Robert Edsel&nbsp;joins us to talk about the efforts to save Italy’s great artistic treasures from the Nazis.&nbsp;</p><p>His book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393082415/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0393082415&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0393082415" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67019 at http://wamc.org "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis" by Robert Edsel History and Family at The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum http://wamc.org/post/history-and-family-franklin-d-roosevelt-presidential-library-and-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/">The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum</a> in Hyde Park, New York is in the midst of their countdown to the public opening of the Roosevelt Library's new permanent museum exhibits on June 30th.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 David Guistina 65109 at http://wamc.org History and Family at The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Paul Elisha: The Greatest Generation http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-greatest-generation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tom Brokaw, being widely recognized as having coined the title: “The Greatest Generation” and this commentator, a bona fide member since his enlistment in 1942, was glad to see him as a guest on a recent public affairs TV program; although the host did seem, somehow, to be more excited about the fact of this, than why its members were.&nbsp; It would have been helpful for the current, younger TV audience, for Tom to have had an opportunity to explain the ‘why’ of the generation’s origin.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:53:27 +0000 Paul Elisha 56245 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-donald-connery <p>Alan is joined by journalist and author Donald Connery, a World War II veteran and Harvard grad who covered the Cold War for United Press, <em>Time</em>, <em>Life</em>, NBC, and other outlets. Connery’s new book is <em>Escape From Oblivion: A Moscow Correspondent’s Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis</em>.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 54371 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day http://wamc.org/post/wwii-author-kershaw-speak-northshire-pearl-harbor-day <p></p><p>Williamstown, Massachusetts-based journalist and author Alex Kershaw will mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a talk at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont Friday evening at 7. Kershaw will discuss his new book <em>The Liberator</em>, about one soldier’s 500-day march from Sicily to Dachau. Alex Kershaw spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:40:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 53407 at http://wamc.org WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day