Vandy Goes to War: World War II

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dc.contributor.other Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Special Collections and University Archives
dc.coverage.spatial United States en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Germany en_US
dc.coverage.spatial France en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Italy en_US
dc.coverage.temporal World War, 1939 - 1945 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T20:18:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T20:18:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-03T20:18:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4202
dc.description Finding aid for the Vandy Goes to War: World War II Collection. This project records the histories and reminiscences of men and women who attended or had connections with Vanderbilt and Peabody during the war years and documents their experiences in the service and on the campus during that time and afterward when some came back to school and attended on the G.I. Bill. The interviews include eye witness accounts of soldiers fighting at the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944 and early 1945, in the Far East at Okinawa, flying aerial reconnaissance in the European theatre, and medical and hospital work in North Africa and southern Italy. One soldier, a prisoner of war in a camp in Germany tells his story. Another tells of being an eighteen year old soldier liberating prisoners from Dachau Concentration camp in southern Germany. Women speak of taking leadership positions in campus life, when so many men had gone to war and of their efforts on the home front and of the realities of rationing and limited necessities. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/mss/vgtw/vgtw.shtml en_US
dc.format.extent 1 document (7 pages) en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.source.uri http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/index.shtml
dc.subject Vandy Goes to War en_US
dc.subject World War II en_US
dc.subject Oral History en_US
dc.subject Battle of the Bulge en_US
dc.subject Okinawa en_US
dc.subject Liberation of Dachau en_US
dc.subject Homefront en_US
dc.subject Women in War en_US
dc.subject Interviews en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1939-1945 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Veterans -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Tennessee -- Nashville en_US
dc.title Vandy Goes to War: World War II en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type Finding aid
dc.source.collection Vandy Goes to War: World War II. Vanderbilt University, Special Collections and University Archives. Coll 634. en_US

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