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VHP Launches "Cold War Dispatches" Online Exhibit

Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee

Though the term “veteran” is often uttered in the same breath as “war,” many U.S. veterans served during times of peace. This includes more than 10,000 men and women in the Veterans History Project archive who served during the period known as the Cold War era.

Entirely comprised of military volunteers, the online exhibit speaks to the motivations of veterans who served during an era of escalating international tensions. Trained to fight a Soviet threat, their narratives invariably give voice to conflicts derived from their ancestrygender, and opposition to traditional warfighting techniques.

If you know any Cold War veterans, you can collect their stories for the Library of Congress. Click here to find out more. 

 The mission of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of U.S. veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Learn more at Share your exciting VHP initiatives, programs, events and news stories with VHP to be considered for a future RSS. Email and place “My VHP RSS Story” in the subject line.

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Click here for more information.

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