Postcards from World War II

Sights and Sentiments from the Second World War

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Postcards from World War II
Square One Publishers


8.5 X 5.5 in
192 pg


$14.95 Paperback
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By:  Robynn Clairday
Matt Clairday


These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his friend know that he’ll be discharged by Christmas 1941. Perfect as mementos, pictorial histories, and gifts, the Postcards From . . . Series transports you back in time, allowing you to explore the events, places, and people that have enriched our country and our culture. 


"This book takes a look at the soldiers of World War II, in particular through the correspondence they sent home during the war. It also gives a year-by-year history of the war, and what was going on in the country during that time . . . [an] interesting way to learn about this period of history."Says Me Says Mom (blog) - Jeryl Marcus

"Most of the messages on these actual postcards are simple, but that does not mean that they did not have a profound impact on the recipients. The images on the postcards depict scenes of military equipment to the base where the soldier was stationed to cartoons lampooning military life. It was a very serious time [in World War II], where the future direction of the world was at stake. Yet, people still found time to inject some simple humor and heartfelt feelings into their brief communications."Charles Ashbacher, top book reviewer

Author Biography

Robynn Clairday, a professional writer, received her undergraduate degree from Michigan  State University. Postcards from World War II is a tribute to their fathers, who served during the war.   

- Matt Clairday, a graduate of Lamar University, is a computer consultant. Postcards from World War II is a tribute to their fathers, who served during the war.

Unpublished endorsement

"I strongly recommend Postcards from World War II for all those who have an interest in that conflict and that time period. Robynn and Matt Clairday have done an excellent job of compiling a collection of heartfelt, funny and moving postcards sent by servicemen and women between 1941 and 1945. I have no doubt, it will touch all who read it."

--Senator Bob Dole