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The American Soldier in World War II
Find out what America’s World War II citizen-soldiers had to say when the US Army asked for their uncensored opinions! Join the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and Dr. Ed Gitre, assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech, on this journey to explore the newly digitized collection of US War Department surveys conducted from 1941 to 1945. More than 500,000 American soldiers’ attitudes, opinions, and experiences in WWII were recorded. Their feedback influenced future military policies and operations, including the eventual desegregation of the military in 1948 and further social changes into the 1960s.
Register here on Zoom: https://bit.ly/americansoldierww2.
This virtual program continues the Historic Capitol’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the US entry into World War II on December 8, 1941. The temporary exhibit Rendezvous with Destiny: Florida and WWII is on display at the Museum through March 20, 2022.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation.
Date/time: February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented By:Dr Ed Gitre, Assistant Professor of History, Virginia Tech and Director, The American Soldier in World War II Project