World War II Chronicle

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Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to be alive during the second world war? Now, you can live vicariously through your grandparents and great-grandparents, reading the newspapers that kept Americans informed as our young men fought their way across Europe and the Pacific.

Each day we will publish the newspaper from 78 years ago chronicling America’s involvement in World War II, letting you watch the war play out in historical real-time. Dec. 8, 2019’s edition features the paper from Dec. 8, 1941, continuing each day until V-J Day on Sept. 2, 2023. Rather than looking back through the lens of history, reading summaries of the Battle of the Bulge or the Great Turkey Shoot, you will be tracking the progress and setbacks of the Allies as your grandparents and great-grandparents did. One day at a time.

See the calendar below or the list of posts after that to begin your experience.

December 1941

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January 1942

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