Watch World War II Stories

Veterans tell some of the greatest stories of their lives, preserving battlefront and home front stories for generations to come so the sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 

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Wisconsin World War II Stories - Part 1: Europe

Wisconsin veterans tell some of the greatest stories of their lives and share how they fought to reclaim freedom in the mountains of France and in the air over Berlin. Wisconsin World War II Stories is preserving battlefront stories for generations to come so the sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin World War II Stories - Part 2: Home Front

Wisconsin veterans and volunteers share how, even at home, they fought to reclaim freedom through scrap metal drives, bonds and victory gardens. Families who lost loved ones preserve stories for generations to come so the sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin World War II Stories - Part 3: Pacific

Wisconsin veterans tell some of the greatest stories of their lives and share how they fought to reclaim freedom in the jungles of Asia and the waters of the Pacific. Wisconsin World War II Stories is preserving battlefront stories for generations to come so the sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin World War II Stories - Part 4: Struggle

Wisconsin sent more than 300,000 troops to war; more than 8,000 never returned. Those that did return carry with them a sense of pride and unfailing humility. The Wisconsin World War II Stories project preserves stories for contemporary generations and those to come, so the sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin World War II Stories - Part 5: Legacy

In its last installment, Wisconsin World War II Stories project shares the stories of Wisconsin veterans whose prospects were changed by the war, and whose resolve adjusted the course for generations to come.

Wisconsin World War II Stories are a partnership of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television. 

 

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