Service Men and Women of the Lehigh Valley during WWII
The Bethlehem Globe-Times worked hard to keep loved ones on the Homefront up to date with events on the Frontlines. Their families often mailed local soldiers copies of the paper from home, and the Bethlehem Globe-Times worked just as hard to keep the troops on the Frontlines in good spirits and informed of events on the Homefront.
Many articles are light-hearted, highlighting neighbors and friends who found it was a small world indeed when they crossed paths while abroad. Others focused on local heroes who rose to the occasion, were lost too soon, or returned home against unimaginable odds.
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Entries added in 2013, funded in part with Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Entries added in 2018, funded in part by the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative of Lehigh University.