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Pictures of World War II
The Second World War was documented on a huge scale by thousands of photographers and artists who created millions of pictures.

Florida Memory Project
What was life like in Florida during World War II? Students will read letters, documents, advertisements and telegrams from the World War II era in Florida in order to answer this question.

Florida During World War II
Few states were as directly affected by the war as Florida. Over a quarter of a million Floridians volunteered or were drafted into the military. Dozens of military bases were established or expanded in the state.

Florida World War II Heritage Trail
The Florida World War II Heritage Trail, a 72-page guidebook, includes color and archival photographs of Florida sites related to World War II, and biographical sketches of many men and women who played a significant role during the war.

Articles and Images:

THE 1940S

Walls alive!
Artists depict DeLand history through murals

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Supporters work to expand Naval Air Station Museum
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Landing by Moonlight

Tuskegee Airman honored

Crabs, ribs and classmates

U-boat spotting tower saved
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Grant could put Vietnam-era PTF3 boat ‘in the water’

Kids´ View of World War II and the 1940s Era
Interviews, Letters, Stories, Memorabilia, Timeline, Military, Fashion, Toys and Games.

BBC - Children of World War 2
Find out what life was like for Children growing up in the Second World War (1939-1945). A website aimed at 7-9 year olds.

Aleutian WWII
Expanded pages for kids to Experience your America.

World Almanac for Kids
Facts, games and helpful stuff for kids ages 8 and up.

German POWs Held in Camps in Florida
During World War II, some 378,000 German and Italian captives were sent to prisoner-of-war camps in the United States. Overall, about 10,000 German prisoners spent time in Florida, and it became a relatively common sight for Floridians to see POWs working on farms or in logging camps.

WAAC Training at Daytona Beach
Largely through the efforts of Mary McLeod Bethune, who lobbied President Franklin Roosevelt directly, the Army established a major training facility for the Women´s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) at Daytona Beach.

Mary McLeod Bethune-Go Girl Power!
Have you ever learned about historical figures and become so amazed that they could do so much in their lifetimes? Mary McLeod Bethune was one of these people.
A nonprofit organization devoted to providing FREE primary souce material for students, teachers, and historybuffs. This site focuses primarily on HOW news of major, and not so major, events in American history were reported in newspapers of the time. In addition, there is information about the technology used to produce newspapers over the past 400 years.

The Great American Landmarks Adventure
The Great American Landmarks Adventure takes you through time and across the country to 43 National Historic Landmarks in all--special places that show who WE THE PEOPLE are, where we came from, what we built, what we think, what we´ve done, how we´ve been spending our leisure time and our money, and even what we´ve tried to change or improve.

Men of the X-1
The X-1, which was the first airplane to break the sound barrier.

Florida on the Home Front
Faced with a shortage of metal at the beginning of the war, the U.S. government mounted and aggressive campaign to collect scrap steel, brass, aluminum, and other valuable metals.

Florida Kids
This site can provide you with knowledge to help with your Florida projects and assignments. You can learn about Florida´s people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home. You can also find out Florida´s state symbols like the state bird or the state song.

DeLand Naval Air Museum -- Virtual Tour!
The Museum and Hangar are filled with military artifacts, vintage photographs, memorabilia that have been donated to the Museum. There is also a room dedicated to World War I. The Museum is dedicated to preserving our military history for the DeLand community.

Special Project: THE FLORIDA QUEST
Laptop Lauren and the Trackers are the main characters in the Florida Quest, a 4-week, multi-media project involving thousands of students in Volusia and Flagler counties. In this quest they discover Homefront and Heritage!

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