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Exhibit News Update
November 2013
Special Feature
World War II Participants and Contemporaries

Jeanne Emilie Perret Betcher Kearny, New Jersey
WAC, U.S. Army, European Theater

 

 

"I desire to serve in the W.A.A.C. [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] as I feel it is my own duty to do so and believe it is absolutely necessary to do our utmost to fight to preserve the Democratic way of life in all its forms as we know it in this country and eventually to wipe out Nazism and, in that way, to give to all peoples of the world their right to live without fear, and in peace. I believe if every person of this country will put their full strength into the effort to win this devastating war, it will come to a speedy end."

 

 

           -Jeanne E. Betcher

 

 


"Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice: 'Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation...'"

                                                                                                               -Winston Churchill, 19 May 1940

  

Library 2nd Floor Gallery

December 2013* - December 2016

 

This exhibit strives to tell the untold and forgotten stories of the many allies involved in the war effort. While it was major industrial powers like the United States, England, and the Soviet Union that provided the bulk of manpower and resources, dozens of other Allies selflessly spent blood and treasure of their own to defeat the Axis powers. This exhibit explores the important victories, defeats, personalities, and causes associated with the lesser-known Allied nations and resistance groups.

*This exhibit is now scheduled to open in December 2013. It was previously scheduled to open in October, but has been delayed due to the government shutdown at the beginning of the fiscal year.


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These programs and exhibits are only made possible through private donations to the Eisenhower Foundation. The World War II Remembered exhibit has a number of extremely generous sponsors including the Emma Balsiger Foundation, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, and the William T. Kemper Foundation.

A complete list of exhibit donors can be found on our website. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring events and exhibits, please contact the Library Director Karl Weissenbach or the Eisenhower Foundation at 785.263.6700.