“The Home Front During World War 2″ to be presented November 19th in Lititz

Join members of the Lititz Historical Foundation for their annual meeting slated for Saturday November 19th at the Lititz Public Library. The meeting will begin at 1:30pm.

After some brief items of business, the board will introduce local author C. Nat Netscher, who will host an illustrated program entitled “The Home Front During World War 2″.

Nat Netscher lived most of his life in Manheim Township before moving to Lititz in Lititz in 2015. He graduated from Manheim Township High School and the Pennsylvania State University, holding a BA degree in journalism. He is also the author of two published books: “The First 100 Years,” the story of the Manheim Township School District from the late 1840s to the late 1940s; and “From the Beginning,” a history of Manheim Township from its creation in 1729 to the year of the book’s publication in 2003. He also served in the US Army for two years during the Korean War, mostly in the Panama Canal Zone.

His illustrated program “The Home Front During World War II” will cover the period from the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 to their surrender in August 1945.

Call the Lititz Library today at 717-626-2255 to sign up. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

C. Nat Netscher

C. Nat Netscher

Paul Ritz serving his 2 hours per week as an airplane spotter in the observation post in Lexington north of Lititz, PA. There were two people here twenty-four hours a day. Ritz' companion was ill this day.

Paul Ritz serving his 2 hours per week as an airplane spotter in the observation post in Lexington north of Lititz, PA. There were two people here twenty-four hours a day. Ritz’ companion was ill this day. Photo @Marjorey Collins, 1942.

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