The 20th Century Wars in Montgomery County 

 

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Questions? Contact Matthew Gagle or call 301-340-2825. 

 

 

The Home Front During World War II  

Speaker: Bill Offutt

This lecture and slide presentation is an overview of life in the D.C. area during World War II, with an emphasis on rationing, volunteering, air raid and blackout drills, shortages, victory gardens, and everyday life.

*limited availability – please contact Matthew Gagle for more information*

 

Byline: Ernie Pyle

Speaker: Steve LaRocque with Kathie Mack

Byline Ernie Pyle is a one-man, one-hour show created by Steve LaRocque to showcase excerpts from the wartime columns of Ernie Pyle. The script consists entirely of excerpts from Pyle’s reports from the front, used by permission of the Scripps-Howard Foundation. One of the first “embedded” reporters, Ernie Pyle wrote a column that ran daily in Scripps-Howard newspapers during World War II. Byline: Ernie Pyle features actor Steve LaRocque as Ernie Pyle, recounting the major events of World War II in Pyle’s own words. The actor becomes the reporter, appalled at the tragic waste of war and the brutal conditions it imposes on the men who fight it, yet personally committed to going back to it, again and again.