Be It Ever So Humble (1947) – Dean Ashton

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Be It Ever So Humble (1947) – Dean Ashton
Be It Ever So Humble
The Story of Hopewell, New Jersey, and its Servicemen During World War II
by Dean H. Ashton, Hopewell, 1947, 370 pp.
Printed by Kirkham & Guthrie, Trenton, New Jersey

Describes hometown life and experiences in the armed forces, using extracts from Ashton’s Hopewell News WWII newsletter and personal interviews of service members returned from the war.

– Introduction
[Hopewell Boro]
– Singular Census, Around Town
– War Clouds, Gold Stars, Honor Roll
[War Experiences]
– North Africa, Sicily and Italy, Prelude to Invasion, Invasion of France, Germany’s Downfall
– Prisoner-of-War, Saved by Parachute
– India-Burma-China, Pacific Campaign, Okinawa and Japan
– With the Navy, Service in the States
– Home-Front Activities and Restrictions, Stores and Wartime Shopping, Town Celebrations
– Church and School, This Is Hopewell! – Hunting, Fishing and Pets
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