WWII Radio Heroes:
Letters of Compassion

"a great story untold until now..."
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WWII Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion






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More than 60 years had gone by before I found them. Dozens and Dozens of letters written to my family during WWII- from total strangers- to tell my great-grandmother that her son had been captured and was being held as a POW. How did they know this? Well, it seems that the short-wave radio had held all of the answers. POWs were allowed to state their names and hometowns on the radio, and sometimes relay a short message to their families. Scores of Americans, listening to the German propaganda from so far away, heard my grandfather's information, and took it upon themselves to write to my great-grandmother. All of these dear people wanted to give my great-grandmother a measure of comfort to know her son was alive. 

Finding the letters was only the beginning of my journey.

This book is a dedication to them, the radio heroes of WWII.

-Lisa Spahr, Author


WWII Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion
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WWII Radio Heroes Author was interviewed by the Skyview Radio Society.

On the Radio! The following radio interview was recorded live for The American Entrepreneur Show, Memorial Day Program. Listen here.

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