I’m “LSPosey” – came here from Barbara Sher’s 12/31 Idea Party. Cool that you’ve researched such a relatively obscure aspect of WWII – and got a PhD for it!
Ironically, I also have a WWII project waiting in the wings for me to wrap my Scanner mind around it. I have about 1800 WWII letters between my parents while my dad was overseas in the South Pacific. They wrote to each other almost daily for more than 2 years, and my dad sent her letters back to her, so I have the full set. Unfortunately, he wasn’t anybody famous or even in a combat unit, so I doubt there’d be a market for a complete compilation of the letters. But since retrieving them from my parents’ house after my mom’s death in 2002, I’ve given some thought to WHAT I could do with them – publish an edited selection, make them the basis for a novel or even a memoir, etc.
Isn’t this interesting that we ran across each other!!!
An interesting, substantial site. Ideas continue to evolve – a young designer, Sian-Louise, in her entry for 29.11.09 on her blog ‘One Last Thing…’ has adapted the Keep Calm poster to ‘Keep Calm And Put The Kettle On’, complete with Union Flag. I now have it as a desktop. (Tried to ask her permission but the message wouldn’t go through).