Voices of the Wisconsin Past: Letters from the Front 1898-1945
By Michael E. Stevens (Editor)
192 pages, 46 b/w photos, 6 x 9"
This volume tells the stories of 62 men and women from Wisconsin who served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. "Letters from the Front" is a vivid social history of wartime as told by those who took part in these foreign conflicts. Most of them are "ordinary" people, uprooted from farms, factories, and offices, who took part in extraordinary events.
This work explores how war changed their lives and reveals the emotions they felt in uniform, in remote outposts, in combat, and in prison camps. Drawn from letters, diaries, oral histories, newspapers, and contemporary accounts, these volumes have an immediacy not always found in conventional histories.