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2003 NOV/DEC/JAN 2004
VOLUME 2 / NUMBER 1
IN THIS ISSUE:ON THE HOME FRONT

Liberty Bond Drives and Bomb Shelters

Bob Steele Rallies the Troops

New Britain’s Wartime Production

A Merchant -Soldier in the Revolutionary War

Soldiers’ Letters Home

On the cover:
Lois Blomstrann (left) and Arlene Orrechio learning to use gas masks during a drill in 1942. (Courtesy of Lois Blomstrann)

Contents
pg 7 Letter from the Publisher:
pg 9 Letters, etc.
pg 12 A War Contested. A photo essay coordinated by Nancy Albert, Mark Jones, Janice Matthews, and the Connecticut Explored editorial staff
pg 15 Civil Defense in the Cold War
pg 18 Howdy Men: Bob Steele
pg 20 “If You Don’t Need It, DON’T BUY IT.” By Amber Degn
pg 21 “Whistling Death”: The Vought Corsair. By Jack Connors
pg 22 Connecticut’s Own Rosie the Riveter
pg 24 German POWs at Bradley Field
pg 27 A Sweet Reminder of Home: Arthur J. Kiely Jr.
pg 28 Manufacturing for the War Effort. By Lois Blomstrann
pg 30 Parallel Lives
pg 34 Letter from a Quarantine Camp: Louis F. Middlebrook
pg 36 Witness to Gettysburg: Horatio Dana Chapman
pg 38 Fighting for Freedom: Joseph O. Cross 
pg 40 Andersonville Diary:Joseph Flower Jr.
pg 42 The First Independence Day: Hezekiah Hayden
Patrolling Connecticut’s Shoreline: Timothy Parker
Amos Wadsworth, Merchant-Soldier. By Lisa Johnson
pg 44 A Memory of War in the Parlor. By Thomas Denenberg
pg 45 Soldiers’ Field
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