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Vandy Goes to War: World War II

dc.contributor.otherJean and Alexander Heard Library. Special Collections and University Archives
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporalWorld War, 1939 - 1945en_US
dc.descriptionFinding 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.format.extent1 document (7 pages)en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University
dc.subjectVandy Goes to Waren_US
dc.subjectWorld War IIen_US
dc.subjectOral Historyen_US
dc.subjectBattle of the Bulgeen_US
dc.subjectLiberation of Dachauen_US
dc.subjectWomen in Waren_US
dc.subject.lcshVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1939-1945en_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Europeen_US
dc.subject.lcshVeterans -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Tennessee -- Nashvilleen_US
dc.titleVandy Goes to War: World War IIen_US
dc.typeFinding aid
dc.source.collectionVandy Goes to War: World War II. Vanderbilt University, Special Collections and University Archives. Coll 634.en_US

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