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Lecture Series: Joe McQuaid—War Fronts Home Fires

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joe McQuaid—War Fronts Home Fires: A WWII Correspondents remarkable coverage, his wife’s indominable spirit.

As a World War II newspaper correspondent, B.J. McQuaid covered American and British front lines from the frozen Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the steaming jungles and seas of the South Pacific, at Tarawa and Guadalcanal and then to Europe from D-Day forward in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He interviewed Sir Bernard Law Montgomery during the Battle of the Bulge and went toe-to-toe with U.S. Third Army General George S. Patton. He was separated from his wife and two small children for three years. He interviewed and got the names of frontline soldiers and sailors, providing a link to their families back home in towns and cities across the United States. His stories ran in more than 80 American newspapers through the Chicago Daily News Service. Peg McQuaid, his wife, was keeping the Home Fires burning back in New Hampshire, providing for herself and their two small children. She dealt with food, oil, and gasoline rationing while writing faithfully and regularly to her husband overseas. Theirs is a story of love, of sacrifice, and of hope.


June 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wright Museum of World War II
(603) 569-1212


Wright Museum of World War II
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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