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Geraldine Anthony: Life After the War

Geraldine Anthony describes what she did after she got laid off from work at the Bell Bomber Factory in Marietta, Georgia.

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James Russell: The Telephone Company

James Russell describes his first major promotion in the telephone business.

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James Russell: The Coal Mine

James Russell recalls the factors leading to his decision to quit coal mining.

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Reuben Griffin: Troop Train

Reuben Griffin describes the difficulty of keeping up with enlisted men after his return to the United States.

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Reuben Griffin: "Hey boy, when'd you get home?"

Reuben Griffin recalls how he got a job with an insurance company, making $50 a week, the day after he returned home from war (LANGUAGE ADVISORY).

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Jessie Moss: Settling in Mobile

Jessie Moss describes how in 1949, she and her husband decided to return to Mobile, Alabama, where they had lived on a military base in the last year of the war.

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Jessie Moss: Buying a House

Jessie Moss explains how she paid for her first home after World War II.

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Edna Hicks: Military Spouse

Edna Hicks lists the military bases she lived on after her marriage to American pilot Jerry Davis.

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Anna Ostergaard: "More opportunity."

Anna Ostergaard describes what the United States meant to her after she emigrated from Denmark in 1955.

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Alan Hall: Pinkerton Security

Alan Hall recounts some of the jobs he completed for the Pinkerton Detective Agency after the war.

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Alan Hall: "I'm no hero."

Alan Hall describes the difficulty returning home to congratulations from family and friends after the war.

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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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Clay Manley: Georgia Power

Clay Manley recalls how his father, James, lost his job in the construction industry after the war and took an entry-level position at Georgia Power.

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William Wallace, Jr.: No Japanese Cars

William Wallace, Jr. describes his father's one "protest" against Japanese in the years after World War II.

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William Wallace, Jr.: $4,000 in Backpay

William Wallace, Jr. describes how his father received his regular military salary for time spent as a prisoner of war in a lump sum in 1945.

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Michael Cox: "Where they were reared"

Michael Cox remembers his uncles, Georga Mack Hamlett and Alvie Lowell Hamlett, who lived in Molena, Georgia, after serving in World War II.

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