It’s The 75th Anniversary of VE Day, A brief History on Women serving during WWII, and we are joined by Living Historian Stella Kappler to discuss Her interest in History, Living History and how to create extended Living History Impressions around the Contributions to the War Effort by Women.
The EE-8 Field Telephone was used by the Signal Corps from before World War II through the Vietnam War. It was housed in leather, then canvas, and its last production had a nylon case and straps, after the changeover to that material in 1967.
The EE-8 Field Telephone was standardized in 1932 and procurement began in 1937, providing a lighter and more functional unit just in time for the huge mobilization of the U.S. military for WW II. Among other improvements, the EE-8 increased the maximum transmission range of the predecessor EE-5 Field Telephone by six miles or more.