Over on the FamilyTreeMagazine.com Forum
, mdrogers posted a message
about a project at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Va., to collect WWII letters, photos and diaries. The Research and Technology class transcribes the letters, archivally preserves them, and posts the text online at It Took a War
Each letter is accompanied by a little background about the writer. You also can view photos from the front and read or watch interviews with service members
“My father was a very patriotic man,” says Rose Young
, an Army nurse who was at the Battle of the Bulge. “My brother enlisted in service first, and [my father] was proud to have a son, but how many men had a daughter that went away? So he puffed his chest all the time about the fact that he had a daughter in service.”
What a great way for students to learn about history and research, and what a great site for you to peruse.