Located in the North Platte train depot, the North Platte Canteen provided food, magazines, and entertainment to over 3,000 soldiers every day of the war. Even though the war kept Mothers and Sons far apart, this video illustrates how the Canteen provided a way for strangers to feel at home, if just during a ten-minute train stop.
War affects governments and groups of people on such a large scale that it can be overwhelming. However, each event is experienced one person at a time, and each person has an individual story to tell. This series of videos, 'The War: Nebraska Stories,' continues the saga of World War II through very personal interviews with Nebraskans who lived through that war.