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Across a War-Tossed Sea

Usborne, the publisher of the British edition, retitled Across Enemy Seas, has put together this wonderful series of educational links:

 

Virginia During WWII:

http://virginiahistoryseries.org/linked/unit%2015c.vhs%20--%2020th%20century.wwii%201941-1945.slides.pdf

https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/WomenofWWII.pdf

Plane spotting:

https://amcmuseum.org/collections/aircraft-warning-service-volunteer-observer-pin/

http://www.colebrookhistoricalsociety.org/PDF%20Images/Air%20Spotters%20of%20WWII.pdf

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/west-milford/2018/04/11/world-war-ii-plane-spotters-protected-west-milford-other-local-towns/489034002/

U-boat sinkings/Merchant Marines:

 

https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/u-boat-attacks-of-world-war-ii-6-months-of-secret-terror-in-the-atlantic/

http://www.americainwwii.com/articles/sharks-in-american-waters/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/obituaries/reinhard-hardegen-who-led-u-boats-to-americas-shore-dies-at-105.html

https://uboat.net/maps/us_east_coast.htm

 

 

Photos

 

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/merchant-marine-were-unsung-heroes-world-war-ii-180959253/

https://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/battle_of_the_atlantic/index.htm

https://www.armed-guard.com/about-mm.html

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/exhibits/us-merchant-marine-gallery

https://time.com/4303121/world-war-ii-merchant-marine/

https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmusn/explore/photography/wwii/wwii-atlantic/battle-of-the-atlantic/merchant-ships/merchant-marine-service.html

https://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/cgmm-merchantmarine.html

Allied Tanker Burning off Virginia Beach
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/battle_of_the_atlantic/photos/zzc7.htm

Uboat crew taking photos of torpedoed tanker
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/battle_of_the_atlantic/photos/zzb6.htm

Convoy
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/battle_of_the_atlantic/photos/zza2.htm

Coast Guard coming to aid hit tanker off Norfolk
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/sites/micro/battle_of_the_atlantic/photos/zzb5.htm

WWII Posters

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https://www.history.com/news/world-war-ii-propaganda-posters-photos-united-states-home-front

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/powers_of_persuasion_home.html

Edward Murrow broadcast:

http://www.pbs.org/weta/reportingamericaatwar/teachers/orchestratedhell.html

German POWs:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/german-pows-on-the-american-homefront-141009996/

https://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/featured/d-day/german-pow-asks-why-did-america-give-their-young-men-for-us-1.583219

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/1997/09/10/enemies-among-us-german-pows-in-america/e606d338-4d69-4298-9c4a-3ab4ad0d6336/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65835/german-pows-who-lived-worked-and-loved-texas

WWII Timeline:

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm

BBC News: On This Day: World War II
news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/themes/conflict_and_war/world_war_ii/default.stm

USA Homefront:

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/student-resources/research-starters/america-goes-war-take-closer-look

https://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_war_production.htm

https://www.pbs.org/thewar/the_witnesses_homefront.htm

American Children and WWII: 

https://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_family.htm

https://getinthescrap.org/kids-in-wwii/

Salvage:

SCRAP poster
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-13.jpg

Rubber collection
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0294a.gif

Boys with tin cans
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0411a.gif

Old box spring for metal
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0416a.gif

Rubber salvage
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0415a.gif

Giving up silk stockings
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0420a.gif

Kids tied salvage paper
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0421a.gif

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2005/veday/poster_gallery/pages/WWII_Watching.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_from_Fear_%28painting%29

Rationing:

Children being taught about ration books
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0283a.gif

http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-17.jpg

http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-17.jpg

Harvesting bumper crop for Uncle Sam
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-14.jpg

http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-14.jpg

Farm boy holding wheat to send to troops
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0227a.gif

American Women in the War-Effort:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxDdVoiLHcg

https://www.uso.org/stories/118-women-of-world-war-ii

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/us-wwii/a/american-women-and-world-war-ii

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/student-resources/research-starters/women-wwii

https://www.womensmemorial.org/history/detail/?s=wwii-women-and-the-war

http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-22.jpg

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0247a.gif

Segregation and Civil Rights in WWII:

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http://righttofightexhibit.org/home/

https://www.militarytimes.com/military-honor/black-military-history/2018/01/30/african-american-gis-of-wwii-fighting-for-democracy-abroad-and-at-home/

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/african-americans.pdf

https://www.history.com/news/did-world-war-ii-launch-the-civil-rights-movement

 

Photos

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsc.00201/

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/ppmsc/00200/00200r.jpg

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsc.00225/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8c15757/

https://www.ww2incolor.com/buy/gallery/african-americans-in-ww2/image/3/African-American_Poster

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/14931/Poster-of-a-member-of-the-Tuskegee-Airmen-promoting-war

 

African Americans in WWII war-effort:

http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/#mm

http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/images/african-americans-wwii-131.jpg

http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/#mm

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0299a.gif

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0032a.gif

 

British Children and the War: 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-evacuated-children-of-the-second-world-war

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/growing-up-in-the-second-world-war

The Blitz:

The National Archives (U.K.): Home Front, 1939-1945
nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/homefront/evacuation

Photos

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/children-shelter.htm

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/stpaul.htm

Big Ben behind barbed wire (FDR Library)
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0423a.gif

St. Paul's surrounded by flames during Blitz (National Archives)
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-85.jpg

London burning (FDR Library)
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0484a.gif

Firemen fighting blaze: (National Archive)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/1858333045/

Close up of London Fire brigade: (National Archives)
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-86.jpg

Air raid shelter in London (FDR Library)
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0428a.gif

Boys in air raid shelter London (FDR Library)
http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0426a.gif

London children in front of the rubble of their homes (National Archives)
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-87.jpg

Boy in rubble (Library of Congress)
http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=13342

London children in Blitz:
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-87.jpg

V-1 rockets:

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/v1.htm

Evacuees:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/evacuees_01.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/evacuation/

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/children_and_world_war_two.htm

The National Archives (U.K.): Evacuation to Canada
nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/lessons/lesson35.htm

Photos

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Operation_Pied_Piper.jpg

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195806

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205185439

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195806

CORB children:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/bloodlines/migration.shtml?entry=wartime_child_emigration&theme=migration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Operation_Pied_Piper.jpg

Other Resources

The BBC’s WW2 People’s War Project bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar

British WWII Letters bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/40/a8917040.shtml

Diaries of World War II ww2today.com/featured/diaries-of-world-war-ii

BBC News: On This Day: World War II news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/themes/conflict_and_war/world_war_ii/
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The National Archives (U.K.): Evacuation to Canada nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/lessons/lesson35.htm

The National Archives (U.K.): Home Front, 1939-1945 nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/homefront/evacuation

BBC School Radio: World War 2 Audio Clips bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/history/ww2clips

It's 1943, and World War II is raging. To escape the terror of the Blitz, ten-year-old Wesley and fourteen-year-old Charles were evacuated from England to America. After a few near misses with German U-boats and a treacherous ocean crossing, the brothers arrived in Virginia.

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