THE WAR IN REVIEWFrom D-Day to VJ-Day in Headlines of The Alliance Review
Featuring a selection of 55 of Alliance Review newspapers covering the last 15 months of World War II, The War in Review is actually two related exhibits. One room shows how the war in the European Theater progressed starting with D-Day and moving through the Falaise Pocket, the airborne invasion of Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, the Ruhr Pocket, the Elbe River, and the Fall of Berlin. Another room features the war in the Pacific following the invasions of Guam, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the air campaign against Japan, and dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Each battle or campaign is covered by a series of several Alliance Reviews to show how the battle and news unfolded at the time. Some newspapers are crowded with major news from around the world.
To round out the exhibit, twelve original paintings by Private E. Hohlfeld, of the 3rd Marine Division, depict his service on Guam. The exhibit concludes with reflections on some of the many consequences of World War II such as the baby boom and the Cold War.
The newspapers were donated to WWHAM by Esther (Pauli) Ailes of Alliance. Mrs. Ailes collected these Alliance Reviews while she followed the war as a teenager. Thank you Mrs. Ailes!
Alliance Review headline for D-Day, June 6, 1944
Alliance Review headline for Germany's surrender, May 7, 1945
Original painting of a Japanese tank knocked out on Guam by E. Hohlfeld of the 3rd Marine Division
Alliance Review headline, invasion of the Philippines, October 20, 1944
Alliance Review headline for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945
Part of the War In Review exhibit showing Guam and the Philippines
Part of the War In Review exhibit showing the air war on Japan and atomic bombs