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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Frederick William Branham
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Frederick William Branham was born in 1926 in Minnesota. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. After basic training, he joined an Infantry Division and was shipped to England. He married in 1945 and raised two children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Being drafted into the Army; different training and traveling in the United States to various bases; engagement in heavy fighting near the French-German border; importance of writing and receiving letters during the war; interaction with other servicemen; witnessing reactions of servicemen to war while in combat; falling ill in 1945 and being hospitalized; hospital care for servicemen; returning home and to work; his opinion of war in general.
1.5 hours sound cassette
38 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Branham, Frederick
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Carlton County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.3 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'