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No Ordinary Lives | The War Years in Troy

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The image of Uncle Sam, pointing his finger and calling every man and woman to do their part during World War II, is one of the most powerful icons of American patriotism. In Uncle Sam's hometown of Troy, New York, as in hometowns across the U.S., people rallied to answer the call, both by joining the service and by making contributions at home. This is the story of the 'Greatest Generation.'

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