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Veteran Interviews Featured in Torchbearer


Looking for a worthwhile way to spend some extra time online? The Torchbearer found six “rabbit holes” worth exploring through sites connected with The University of Tennessee. The Center for the Study of War & Society is pleased to say that our extensive World War II oral history collection was one of them.

Over the last 25 years, the Center for the Study of War and Society at UT has conducted hundreds of oral history interviews focusing on individual veteran’s experiences throughout the war. More than 300 hours of interviews capture the experiences of veterans, including their lives before combat, motivations to enlist, personal experiences during the war, and experiences adjusting to civilian life. The audiotapes have been digitized and are available through the UT Libraries Digital Collections.

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to examine the massive library of veteran interviews stored online, be sure to visit: and find your way down the rabbit hole of history.