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     It Took A War is an ongoing project aimed at archiving a collection of World War II letters and photographs. Over the past few years, students enrolled in the Research and Technology class at the Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill, in Midlothian, Virginia have transcribed, catalogued and preserved this growing collection. The letters have been purchased by, as well as donated to, the school. It is our hope that these primary source documents will educate students through personal accounts of the war, and also aid in teaching them how to properly preserve original documents for generations to come.

     Most of the letters featured on this website were written by American soldiers involved in the war; however, various letters were written by friends and family members on the home front. A few of the letters were written by foreign soldiers who were allied with or against the United States. These letters help demonstrate the commonality of the soldier's experience. Remember, this is an ongoing project and it will take time to transfer hundreds of letters to this website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of the letters featured on this website, or if you wish to report any technical errors, please contact the webmaster.

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