Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Veterans counseling Archive

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, October 2, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Talking History: Making History Project panel presentation at the MWWHA 2015 Conference

War and Peace: WWII Trauma 70-Years Later

Read more here

 

Talking History: Making History Project presentation at MWWHA 2014 uploaded

HungerKrieg: The War of the Calorie During World War II

Read more here

 

2015-07-07_13-37-20-640x356Battles of History: Caen – 1944 Normandy France

Operation Charnwood was an Anglo-Canadian offensive that took place from 8 to 9 July 1944, during the Battle of Normandy. The operation was intended to at least partially capture the German-occupied French city of Caen, which was an important Allied objective during the opening stages of Operation Overlord.

Read more here

 

Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 25, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

Sept24_Eerde_2-1024x878

This Day in History: Operation Market Garden

In a final attempt to reinforce the perimeter and secure a crossing site the 4th Dorsets cross the Rhine at night. Their main objective is to secure the Westerbouwing Heights so that future reinforcements can be brought in without being under constant German fire.  Unfortunately there are too few boats to make a crossing in force and because of the fast flowing Rhine the Dorsets land widely dispersed and are easily mopped up by the Germans. Only a very small number of Dorsets reach the perimeter, the rest are taken prisoner.

Read more here

 

Honoring a History Maker: ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere – Easy Company – Band of Brothers – Statue Dedicated

Recently, hundreds gathered in Philidelphia for the unveiling of the Wild Bill Guarnere statue, about 18 months after the death of the U.S. Army soldier and member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division whose story was portrayed in the HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”

Read more here

 

Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 18, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Weapons of History: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Sniper Rifles

This series looks at sniper rifles and quickly recounts five “unknown” facts or stories about them.

Read more here

 

See History: Utah Beach Photos from MHP

Utah BeachThe Making History Project has uploaded photos from its 2014 and 2010 Normandy France trips for Utah Beach. These photos were taken during the 66th and 70th Anniversary for D-Day.

Read more here

 

History Maker: Frank Vegnone Oral History Interview uploaded to MHP

The Making History Project has uploaded to its Veteran Oral History Interviews, an excerpt of the interview with World War II Veteran Frank Vegnone.  The oral history interview was conducted in Webster, Massachusetts on August 21, 2015.  Frank Vegnone served in the 10th Armored Division, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion as a Rifleman.

Read more here

 

Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.