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The Silent Generation

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  1. Tommyd83

    Tommyd83 New Member

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    Hello WWII forum members,

    I just wanted to introduce myself and my new project called The Silent Generation.
    My name is Tom and my grandfather, now 94 is a WWII veteran having served in the Rifle Brigade - he has just started opening up about his experiences in Normandy and the campaigns that followed and our conversations have inspired me to start 'The Silent Generation' project which hopes to encourage the talented generation of social media story-tellers, to grab their smartphones and sit down with their grandparents and great grandparents to document their stories, memories and reflections. The 'YouTubers', 'Instagrammers' and 'Facebookers' tell their own daily stories so well - I think it would be such a waste not to use this opportunity and platforms available to help document the stories of a generation who lived through WWII.

    I am starting to feature some of the stories (including my Grandfather) on the website and am looking for anyone who might like to contribute to the project to submit a video. My hope is that not only can we help to connect two generations, but we might also ensure that this important social history can be documented, through the power of social media.

    www.thesilentgeneration.com

    Thanks and I hope you don't mind me spreading the word about this project on this valuable forum.
    Tom
     
  2. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums, Tom!
     
  3. lwd

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    Welcome. If you haven't signed in over on our sister forum ww2 talk I'm sure they'd be happy to have you as well (they have more of a British focus). Looking forward to seeing what your project produces.
     
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