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“Letters to Homefront Magazine: A Love Story Between a Community and Its WWII Soldiers” by Marc Blau

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“Letters to Homefront Magazine: A Love Story Between a Community and Its WWII Soldiers” by Marc Blau

Penned in impeccable cursive, the letters contain longings for news from home in Northampton County's northern outskirts, with writers frequently asking about the outcomes of Bangor and Pen Argyl football games.

The letters tell the stories of the Slate Belt men and women who left home during World War II.

Many of the letters found their way into the columns of Homefront, a 64-page magazine published in Bangor and sent around the globe to keep those men and women connected during their time away.

A sampling of the missives has been re-issued in a book called "Letters to Homefront Magazine: A Love Story Between a Community and Its WWII Soldiers."

Marc Blau, is a former Bangor Area School District history teacher, who also volunteers for the Slate Belt Heritage Center.