Friday, November 08, 2013

WW2 News Round-Up

WW2-Themed Christmas Cards

A friend on Twitter designed some WW2-themed Christmas cards. They are fun, lighthearted, and full of good cheer! I love them. To order these cards, visit her blog here:

http://jemimawilliams.com/2013/11/08/a-merry-little-christmas/

POWs

I'm under contract with The History Press to write a book on the POW camps in Nebraska during World War II. I'm happy to say that I'm making good progress with it despite health challenges this year and other assorted obstacles.

The book will be out mid-2014.

New National WWII Memorial App

Wow. This is pretty cool.

"Discover the WWII Memorial on the National Mall with the first-of-its-kind free WWII Memorial Mobile app available for download on iTunes and Google Play.
The World War II Memorial app enables users to explore the history behind the memorial and the millions of Americans it honors. The app has straightforward navigation with easy-to-use features and breathtaking photography of the Memorial.


2 comments:

Ron Scheer said...

Looking forward to the book. I remember local people telling of POWs who stayed on after the war and didn't return home.

Melissa Marsh said...

Thanks, Ron. It's been challenging to write it for a variety of reasons. One, of course, is that it's my first nonfiction book. But two, finding records for certain camps is impossible because they're gone. Some towns really did well with preserving those records - others did not (like Scottsbluff!). As a historian, it's frustrating.