I’ve always been fascinated with World War II books and movies. The Diary of Anne Frank is still a favorite of mine. My husband Andrew is from Germany, and to this day, most of his family still lives there. Andrew is a World War II history buff, which may be part of the reason why I am still so intrigued by this subject.
How do you find room for 150,000 one page letters in one canvas mail bag?
You microfilm it! This is what the U.S. Post Office Department did during World War II. It was a space saver to the tune of 36 mail bags or 2,530 pounds. From June 15, 1942 to April 1, 1945, this space was used for essential cargo needed for the troops overseas. There were a total of 556.5 million letters going to service persons and 510 million sent home from the front.
June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day for “Operation Overlord” or the beginning of the Battle of Normandy. The name “D-Day” simply meant the “Day” day. The weather played an important role in the choice of day. A clear day was needed to prevent poor visibility for both the air crews and choppy seas for the landing parties, so the weather on June 6, 1944 made it the perfect invasion day.