Keywords: World War Two
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Contributed by: Durham Historical Society
Date: circa 1946
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.
When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.
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Lewiston: Dingley, Inc. 1822-1928. Print. "World War I." World War I. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I>.
… Aroostook War (also known as the “Pork and Beans War” and the “Lumberjack War”), I would be nervous if I was a wife to one of the men that went to…
The bullet that removed him from the world took from it a frank, brave, and noble-minded gentleman.” Back in Gray, Maine, the sorrowful news was…
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by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima
by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II