Liberation of civilian populations

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Eveline Peardon and the Normandy population felt they could live again after the liberation of their region by the...
Arthur Staymates had posttraumatic stress disorder but did not know what it was. The memories usually involved some...
Earl Tweed made friends during the war. That was a big deal. All of them are gone now. Tweed fought in the war to keep...
[Annotator's Note: Rosemarie Weber was an American civilian interned in the Santo Thomas internment camp in Manila,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer tells a story about another soldier talking about hand-to-hand combat.] Joseph...
After the siege of the Brest peninsula, Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th...
Edward Grant did not think he would be sent to the Pacific. He remained in England for 60 days after the end of the war...
Erna Deiglmayr tried to contact people she had not been in touch with for a long time when the war ended. She had...
Louis Liberato arrived in Europe around 18 July 1943 [Annotator's Note: 1944]. The LSTs [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship...
Rosemarie Weber went to school in the camp but didn't learn very much. She didn't finish 8th grade. Learning wasn't the...
Vera Goodkin [Annotator's Note: née Herman] saw Raoul Wallenberg [Annotator's Note: Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg; Swedish...
In April 1945, Arnold Debrick and the 6th Armored Division went into Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: Buchenwald...
Emile Engles said that as long as his parents were calm under enemy fire, he was not very afraid. Sheltering in a...
During and after the Battle of Saipan, Ira Schilling and his fellow Marines willingly accepted enemy troops who...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Bailey has seen the Okinawan civilian jumping off of cliffs on television. It puzzles Bailey how two Okinawan women...
Gonzales is very glad that he was able to help save a life even though he lost a brother.After Gonzales' brother...
The place where Bilibid prison once stood is now government buildings. Even though the building is gone Gonzales still...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
It was dark and they were trying to figure a way out [Annotators Note: after landing on Anzio]. They stumbled upon some...
Raymond Zager crossed the Rhine River into Austria. The Third Army had laid down a blanket of fog to cover the convoy....
Richard Duchossois and his company were set up on the south eastern tip of the Bulge [Annotators Note: during the The...
Galloway notes that as long as he was ahead of the German officers behind him he could sneak into a house. Galloway...
Louis John Walter departed New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] on the James Smith [Annotator's Note: SS...
Jack Cohen does get emotional talking and thinking about what he went through. He also thinks about what happened in...
When he landed in Normandy with Battery A, 29th Field Artillery Battalion [Annotator's Note: Battery A, 29th Field...
Living in a monastery [Annotator's Note: Monastery of Saint George, Skyros, Greece], there was nothing for Jack Cohen...
A few days after being liberated from their internment in Santo Tomas in Manila, Curtis Brooks and his brother were...
Frank Mancuso’s unit went back to Naples to get more replacements and newer landing craft, landing onshore without...
[Annotator's Note: Vernon Tweedt was at the Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy and was present when the Allies bombed the...
Gerard Halpern landed at Anzio in April [Annotators Note: April of 1944] and was assigned to his new squad. They were...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Erna Deiglmayr when she knew the war was coming to an end.] The German military...
The Germans occupying Johannes Aalders' family house stayed until the night before the Canadians came in [Annotator's...
Thomas Murphy spent eight or ten weeks in the 23rd General Hospital [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the side...
Guy Leefe, Jr. was in Lemgo, Germany when the war ended. Prior to that, Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: US Army General,...

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