SQ 2016 - Jane Martin
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AbstractJane Martin was a child growing up in West Virginia during The War. She talks about how the main railroad ran though her town and gave her the opportunity to experience propaganda in person from famous actors/actresses and Franklin Delano Roosevelt coming through her town imploring the citizens to buy war bonds and stamps. She is able to remember the shortages of supplies during the war and different materials that were rationed for the war effort, specifically shoes. In this discussion Jane told us that her father ran the Victory Garden for her whole town and made sure that her family was supplied with all the vegetables that they needed. She briefly talked about her experience in elementary school during the war and the tin drive that she was most involved with. She positively talks about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Programs that he put I place, such as the GI-Bill. She reminisces on the News Reels at the movies and the different radio programs that she would listen to, including FDR’s Fireside Chats every Sunday. Lastly, she briefly touches upon the emotional impact on the family after her older cousin was sent to war.
DescriptionJane Martin talked about her experiences as a child with rationing at home and in school. She talked about her feelings and her parents feelings about FDR, and the images of war that made to the movies. She talked about propaganda on the radio and through Hollywood stars.
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