Tuesday, October 18, 2005

America in World War II Magazine

One of the newest magazines on World War II, America in World War II is a wonderful treasure.

With only three issues out so far and the fourth to be released soon, this magazine captures the very essence of being an American during the war.

What I enjoy so much about this magazine is its personal feel. First-hand accounts of the war - from soldiers, nurses, bomb plant workers, farmers, and everyone in between - brings the war home. Photographs, diary excerpts, and photo essays bring this period to life in every aspect.

There are also wonderful ads from the time period - and articles on the ordinary things in life. For example, the premiere issue discussed a new form of bread spread that looked like butter, but was really what we now know as margarine. It even came with a little capsule of yellow food coloring to make it look yellow instead of the bland, white, lard-like substance you saw when opening the package.

Movie and book reviews are also included.

Unique in that it doesn't solely focus on the battlefields of World War II, America in World War II is a must-have for any WWII enthusiast. In fact, I just ordered my subscription this weekend. I encourage you to do the same!

For more information, go to www.americainwwii.com

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