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Escaping a POW Camp in the Midwest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/19Dec14-Algona-POW-Camp-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If a soldier is taken as a prisoner of war, they may try to escape to freedom.  That was the…

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Enemy Soldiers Working the Fields of Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/18Dec14-Algona-POW-Camp-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine the pain of losing a son or daughter who was fighting in a war.  Now imagine hiring one of…

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A Shortage of Labor at Home During World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/17Dec14-Algona-POW-Camp-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When young men went to fight in Europe and the Pacific during World War II, many communities were left with…

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Experiencing World War II In a Unique Way

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/16Dec14-Algona-POW-Camp-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)During World War II, some U.S. communities experienced the conflict in a unique way.  They became the homes for foreign…

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Martial Law Following Pearl Harbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/11Dec14-Pearl-Harbor-Jimmy-Lee-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)When we think of Pearl Harbor during World War II, we often focus on just the events of December 1941. …

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Witness To Pearl Harbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/10Dec14-Pearl-Harbor-Jimmy-Lee-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor cost the lives of over 2000 American servicemen and women.  Over half of…

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A POW-built Nativity

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/16Dec13-Algona-Iowa-Nativity.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It was Christmas 1945. German POWs at Camp Algona in Algona, Iowa would be returning to Europe the next year….

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The Balloon Bombs from World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/21Oct13-Balloon-Bombs.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It was a foreign attack on the US mainland, yet few have heard the story about Japan’s balloon bomb and…

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From Pearl Harbor into World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/09Sep13-Al-Bodenlos.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Al Bodenlos can tell you plenty about building airport runways. Of course, most of those he helped build were on…

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Surviving the Romanians and the Nazis

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/09Aug13-Paula-Neuman-Gris-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Paula Neuman Gris, her mother and younger sister had survived life in a forced labor camp at the hands of…

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The Holocaust From the Eyes of a Child

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/08Aug13-Paula-Neuman-Gris-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Paula Newman Gris was but six years old, but the decision she was about to make could impact her life…

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The Difficult Stories of Surviving the Holocaust

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/07Aug13-Paula-Neuman-Gris-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Paula Neuman Gris was but three years old when her family began to be torn apart by the Holocaust.  Although…

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A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/06Aug13-Paula-Neuman-Gris-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over the next few days you’ll be hearing from Paula Neuman Gris, a girl of only four years of age…

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Tractors of the War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/06/17June13-Armored-Tractors-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)We may not think of ag equipment manufacturers having much to do with the U.S. military. However, during World War…

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Now THAT’S a Tractor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/06/14June13-Armored-Tractors-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)If you think those high-tech gizmos on modern tractors are cool, you should check out a John Deere model from…

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Honoring A Top Secret Mission

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/06/06Jun13-Christian-Christiansen-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)The military exercise was top secret.  When this mission was finally opened to the public, the reverend who played the…

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The Pastor Who Helped

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/05Jun13-Christian-Christiansen-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)During World War II the Germans raced against the Americans to be the first to successfully build an atomic bomb….

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The Higgins Memorial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/04/24May13-Higgins-Memorial.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Every Memorial Day we remember are family and friends who have passed.  Many communities will also remember their veterans and…

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Al Bodenlos

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2012/01/17Jan12-Al-Bodenlos-Pearl-Harbor.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 1.4MB)Al can tell you plenty about building airport runways.  Of course, most of those he helped build were on surfaces…

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A Court-Martial and Pearl Harbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/12/Pearl-Harbor-Sterling-Cale-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Sterling Cale acted with bravery and courage during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Why, then, was he going to be…

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