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A Day in the Life of a WWII Soldier

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Choose whether you will be a soldier in the Pacific or in Europe.  You must explore five sources from the region you choose.  Record your answers on the provided worksheet.  When you have viewed a minimum of five sources you must write a one page letter home to your family as if you were a soldier on the front lines during World War II.


The Pacific:

Pearl Harbor: http://my.execpc.com/~dschaaf/personal.html

Battan: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bataan/sfeature/sf_survivors.html

Iwo Jima: http://iwo-jima-memoirs.tripod.com/index.html



Europe:

D-Day:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/sfeature/sf_voices.html

POW: http://oralhistory.rutgers.edu/Docs/letters/lettersindex.html

Battle of the Bulge: http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~memoirs/bulge.htm#Begin

El Alamein: http://www.beyondthedoor.co.uk/wardiaries1.htm





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