Really interesting book about ife in Balti during WW2 In addition to the history and the personal memories of the people Sandler interviewed he also keeps a timelin. In July 1942 American prisoners of war were performing Julius Caesar on a jury rigged stage in Burma at about the same time that Tommy Dorsey and his famous orchestra played the Hippodrome Theatre on Eutaw
Street In June 1944 than 3000 US Marines died capturing the Mariana Islands in the In June 1944 than 3000 US Marines died capturing the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean while fans back in Balti were cheering the International League Orioles in their successful bid for a championshipThese are just two of th.
Gilbert Sandler ½ 5 reviewS ike the area around Martin State Airport and see the housing that was built
DURING THE WAR AND THE BUILDINGSthe war and the buildings are now abandoned that were part of the war effor. Many told by people who ived through them Home Front Balti struggles along with the reader to make sense of these two worlds thousands of miles
apart and gives readers a deeper understanding of what the city was really ike during the war Rarely seenand gives readers a deeper understanding of what the city was really ike during the war Rarely seen from the Balti Sun the News American and the Afro American to ife the rich personal anecdotes of wartime Baltians and readers back to an indelible era of Balti history. ,
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The Book Happen Itbook happen It particularly interesting to go to some of the areas that were so vital during those year. E startling juxtapositions that Gilbert Sandler writes about in his account of ife on the home front in Balti during the Second World War While poring through the wartime archives of ocal newspapers Sandler was struck by the contrast between what was happening over there in the war and over here back home in Balti Some of these contrasts seem ironic; some provide sobering perspective Together they make up an album of vivid and engaging stories.