Once Upon a Town

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Sinopse

During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska on troop trains, en route to Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen -- a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes. It provided homesick military personnel with the encouragement they needed to help them through the difficult times ahead. Every day of the war, the Canteen -- staffed and funded entirely by local volunteers from the community of twelve thousand -- was open from 5 a.m. until the last troop train of the day pulled away after midnight. By war's end they provided welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food to more than six million GIs.

Based on interviews with North Platte residents and the GIs who once passed through, Bob Greene unearths and reveals a classic, lost-in-the-mists-of-time American story of a grateful country honoring its brave and dedicated sons.

Capítulos

  • Chapter 021

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  • Chapter 022

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  • Chapter 023

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  • Chapter 024

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  • Chapter 025

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  • Chapter 026

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 027

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  • Chapter 028

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 029

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 030

    Duração: 08min
  • Chapter 031

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  • Chapter 032

    Duração: 12min
  • Chapter 033

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  • Chapter 034

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  • Chapter 035

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  • Chapter 036

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  • Chapter 037

    Duração: 05min
  • Chapter 038

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  • Chapter 039

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 040

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