The Perilous Fight is an intimate account of World War II. The series relies on the stories of people who lived the experience. Their accounts are preserved in writing and in film. It is the stories of everyday Americans that make history come alive and allow future generations to feel connected to the past.
Your family's stories are worth preserving for the education of future generations. There are many federal, state and local museums and organizations that accept donations of letters, diaries, photos and film. Check with a university or public library in your area to find out more.
If you choose to preserve your own historical pieces, these next few sections can help guide you.