Letters from War – On the train to Camp Shelby, Mississippi in May 1943

This is part of our “Letters from War” series documenting the World War II letters of Irvin Schwartz of Pine Grove, PA. The letters were all published in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald between 1943 and 1945.  Read the prologue here Irvin Schwartz and five hundred other young American boys shook and rattled their way across … Continue reading Letters from War – On the train to Camp Shelby, Mississippi in May 1943

A Coal Region editorial on the frightening new world created by the atomic bomb – August 1945

The editors of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader warned readers on August 7, 1945 that the atomic destruction of Hiroshima opened a dangerous new age.