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Edith Bond: "Germany Surrenders"

Edith Bond recalls early celebrations in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to VE or Victory in Europe Day.

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Edith Bond: Roosevelt's Social Programs

Edith Bond explains her motivation for majoring in sociology or social work at the University of Georgia.

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Edith Bond: "How desperate I was"

Edith Bond explains how her unhappiness in her posting in Washington, D.C., ultimately led her to request a transfer.

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Edith Bond: Joining the Navy

Edith Bond explains her reasons for joining the Navy during World War II.

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Edith Bond: Naval Air Station Pensacola

Edith Bond describes her first few days at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, which she describes as a "different world altogether" from Washington, D.C.

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Edith Bond: Postwar Life

Edith Bond describes her experiences in the first years after the war, when she used the G.I. Bill to further her education and start a career in social work.

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Edith Bond: Pearl Harbor

Edith Bond describes how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor impacted student life at the University of Georgia.

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Edith Bond: St. Johns Shipyard

Edith Bond describes her work as a tabulating machine operator at St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company or "St. Johns Shipyard" in Jacksonville, Florida, during World War II.

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Edith Bond: "The Nicest Boss"

Edith Bond recalls her work as aide to Captain James McKay, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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Edith Bond: "Everything was blacked out!"

Edith Bond describes the difficulty of working the midnight shift at St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company during blackouts.

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Edith Bond: President Roosevelt

Edith Bond remembers Franklin Roosevelt's fourth presidential election in 1944 and his funeral procession the following year.

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Edith Bond: Officer's Training

Edith Bond describes her experience in officer's training school for the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Edith Bond: Grand Central Station

Edith Bond describes her experience changing trains at Grand Central Station in New York on the way to Northampton, Massachusetts, where she would begin officer's training school in the Navy.

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Edith Bond: Bureau of Ships

Edith Bond describes her work at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C., her first posting in the Navy.

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