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Call to Duty

Key Terms: Aggression; Allied Nations; Axis Powers; Battle of the Atlantic; Boots; Civic Responsibility; Concentration Camp; Democracy; Destroyer Escort, Dictatorship; Duty; Government; Holocaust; Isolationism; Neutrality; Pacific Theater; Patriotism; Propaganda; Ration; Superpower; Watch rotation; Wolf pack
Why would anyone leave the comfort of their home to eagerly enlist in the U.S. Navy, to endure the mental and physical demands of life at war?  Open a time capsule and meet the teenage boys who went to war, living and surviving side by side, onboard destroyer escort ships.

See a sampling of objects, images and documents from the Museum in a Bag: Call to Duty

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In Service on the Home Front

Key Terms: Battle Front; Bill of Rights; Collective identity; Home Front; Patriotism; Propaganda; Scrap, United States Constitution; V-Mail; Victory Garden

Civilians living on the home front during World War II became part of the war effort through various government-regulated programs.  While in service on the home front, families and individuals formed a bond through shared sacrifices in everyday life.  The collective identity became the home front, in support of the battle front abroad where teenage boys and young men risked their lives to save democracy, and preserve the freedoms you have today. 

See a sampling of objects, images and documents from the Museum in a Bag: In Service on the Home Front

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