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Experiencing War: Prisoners of War (D-DAY 60th Anniversary, June 6, 1994-2004): Stories from the Veterans History Project
Chapter One: Answering the Call
Chapter Two: A Day in the Life
Chapter 3: Under Fire
Chapter Four: They Also Serve
Chapter Five: WWII Homefront
Chapter Six: Coming Home
Chapter Seven: Reflections
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"No man and no force can
 abolish memory."
   – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
This companion Web site accompanies Voices of War, the first book of stories drawn from the collections of the Veterans History Project. The book relates war through the eyes of 60 veterans and civilians caught up in the momentous conflicts of the 20th century. Richly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and paintings from the Project's own collections, Voices of War relives the totality of war in the words of the men and women who experienced it, through their oral history interviews, memoirs, diaries, and correspondence.

Read Press Release  |  Please note: Page numbers are presented with each story as a reference back to the printed text.

A-Z List of All People Featured in Experiencing War Presentations  |  List of All Themes Presented in Experiencing War

Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories. At the Veterans History Project, we treasure the personal narratives sent to us by veterans from all wars. Vivid as if they happened yesterday, these heartfelt accounts make us laugh, cry and remember.The stories are not a formal history of war, but a treasure trove of individual feelings and personal recollections. As we build this unprecedented collection documenting both veterans and civilians and their EXPERIENCES of war, we will introduce new themes on the Web site. Please join our effort by sending us your own recollections and memories. Each contribution makes this project all the more priceless. Learn how you can participate in The Veterans History Project.



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  March 17, 2005
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