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Homefront, The
Highlights some of the incredible, yet little known, stories of life in Northwest Ohio during WWII. WGTE looks beyond the strategies and frontlines to examine the heroics of local soldiers and the sacrifice of their families. This collection of individual stories and shared experiences contains humorous, touching, and tragic tales including:
- Port Clinton's Tank Company who endured the Bataan Death March and 3½ years as Japanese POWs
- The war's impact on employment as local factories converted to wartime production
- The history of the Rossford Ordnance Depot
- Camp Perry and the German and Italian POWs who worked area farms and factories while our boys were fighting overseas
- How one NW Ohio man's dream became the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

This remarkable look at local life during wartime is a tribute to the generation who either went to war or went to work and pulled together to save the world.