Behind the Scenes at IHRA
This helps to explain exactly why I was so excited about the research and published volumes of the IHRA !!
From Warpath Across the Pacific to the first volume of Ken’s Men Against the Empire, our books have become the standard for World War II unit histories as well as a go-to for the history of the air war in the Pacific Theater. How did we get here? We’ll take you through part of the process of how we turn piles of photos and information into the next great installment of the Eagles Over the Pacific series.
It starts with gathering as much primary source material as possible: photos, personal diaries, letters, interviews, squadron and unit reports, medal citations, missing aircraft crew reports, and so on. Material borrowed from individual veterans was processed first, so it could be returned in a somewhat timely fashion. Before the days of scanners, photos of the photos were taken, printed out, and organized into reference binders by month. The original photos were then…
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Posted on August 24, 2016, in Book Reviews, Current News, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged 1940's, History, Military, Military History, New Guinea, Pacific, Pacific War, Philippines, WW2, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.