Henniker: Local History Comics about WWII
Posted: 18-02-2010 Filed under: COMICS WORKSHOPS, HCS, History, Photos, Student Artwork
Here are some sample comics from our recent WWII Local History unit in Henniker:
“Live Life to its Fullest” imagines the prom of 1941 at Cogswell Memorial High School:
“First Blackout” details an early wartime security measure:
“Save the Date” takes place on the first official Thanksgiving after FDR’s declaration, and mere weeks before Pearl Harbor…:
“Scrap Metal Drive” depicts a town-wide reaction to Pearl Harbor:
“Metal Drive” takes the wider view of the town’s collection efforts:
“Scrap Metal Collection” presents the story dramatically.
“Red Cross Stories” reports on the work of some local women.
In “If Air Raids Come,” a citizen questions the value of town-wide light restrictions:
“Step on Tin” presents some important NH war effort information!
“The Great Patenaude Fire” poses a historical “what-if?” scenario:
In “The Heart,” local men begin to bring home stories of combat:
Here’s part of a letter from a Henniker soldier in training:
“Medic” connects local bandage-making to the war effort:
“Mrs. Durgin’s Sugar” takes note of one local woman’s heroic food-canning efforts during wartime rationing: