ATTENTION SOLDIERS! It’s time for some basic training as we learn about the American troops in WWII! Get your combat boots (tennis shoes) on as your drill sergeant explains some of the ins and outs of the makeup and experience of the fighting forces for the US during the war. Download this podcast to your phone, grab your earbuds, stretch out a bit, and go!
The War – At War contains some awesome primary source material from the great Ken Burns documentary
Want to know what basic training was really like? Take a look here!
Check out this interesting overview of the average WWII soldier from the Saturday Evening Post.