Any War vets willing to answer some questions?
I'm a college history major taking a World War 11 class, and I'm trying to come up with a compare and contrast experiences in World War 11, for my main project, if anyone could help, i'd appreciate it.
What was your childhood like?
How old were you when the war began? Where were you living when the war broke out?
What were you doing when the war began? Did you have an occupation?
Were you drafted or did you volunteer? If you, volunteered, why?
How did your family feel about your going into the service?
What branch did you choose? Why’d you select it?
What did your basic training involve? Do any impressions or incidents or people from basic training stand out to you?
Where were you sent after basic training?
What were the people around you like?
What were your superior officers like? Were they capable?
What characteristics best described the soldiers around you?
What were your opinions on your adversaries? Did you have any? Of Hitler?
Did you ever come into contact with any resistance forces?
Where were you when you heard about Pearl Harbor?
How were you treated? Was there any friction between people?
Describe the most memorable experiences or experiences you had during your war service.
What was the general morale of the men you were serving with?
After the war was over, what was the atmosphere like? What were your feelings on the German, French, or Japanese people?
How has that war affected the way you live your life today?
Can you describe a day overseas?
Do movies like Saving Private Ryan represent what “actually happened?”
Were you able to write back to your family? Did you correspond on a weekly, monthly basis to tell them what was going?
What do you remember about Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman? What are your feelings about them?
What is the most lasting memory you have of the war?