From Foxholes and Flight Decks: Letters Home from World War II
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From Foxholes and Flight Decks: Letters Home from World War II

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An interactive book of fully-removable facsimilie letters written by World War II soldiers to their families and friends back home

History comes alive in this beautifully produced four color scrapbook of World War II letters and other documents. The reader will be able to hold in their hands and read twenty authentic letters written by soldiers to their loved ones waiting i...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 9th 2002 by St. Martin's Press
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From Foxholes and Flight Decks: Letters Home from World War II revolves around the accounts of American soldiers during that war. They talk about their experiences to their families and loved ones from their day of enlistment to combat (if it passes the military censors).

These letters are emotional and often powerful reading material. Some of these authors wouldn't be returning home.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you view it, I found the book to be quiet short. It often reminde...more
Nancy Kennedy
If you want history to come alive, this is the kind of book that will take you into the middle of the action. Mr. Gragg's book has 15 brief chapters of commentary on World War II, along with photos, facsimiles of badges and emblems, and pockets containing copies of letters from and about servicemen and women.

The letters range from ordinary letters home describing daily life in the military to letters detailing the horrors of liberated Nazi concentration camps. The most heartbreaking letters for...more
Part of the Museum in a Book series that gives you the opportunity to interact with reproductions of actual letters sent home to loved ones during different phases of a soldier's life from induction to the battlefield, notices of casualties sent to family members, requests from family members as to the status of their loved one, and notice from a POW camp. The letters are heartbreaking in many cases, especially one from a soldier who was involved in the liberation of Dachau who wrote of the atro...more
Quick read and a really innovative style with 20 authentic copies of letters and other wartime docs that are removable. Well illustrative and brings the War alive.

"Bad news almost always came by telegram. That was how the federal government usually notified next of kin that an American in uniform was wounded, missing, or killed during World War II. The sight of a Western Union delivery boy on the doorstep could send a shockwave of fear through practically anyone with a loved one in the military....more
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