The Second World War is the largest event in the history of mankind. No populated continent was untouched by its operations.
The colonial empires of Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Soviet Union, United States, China, Japan, and countless other nations were engaged in military operations of every size from small commando raids to massed tank battles. Innumerable new weapons and methods of destruction were developed as the world was engulfed in war from the bottom of the seas to the skys above.
The war also fought and suffered by civilians, who may have numbered half of the estimated fifty million people killed between 1936-1945. The war, however it had ended, would have changed the world irreversibly.
The proximate cause of its conclusion America’s detonation of atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Red Army’s victory over Germany.
For the first time, you will be able to see World War II through the eyes of the press. The reporters were there on the front lines recording it as it happened. You’ll never get closer to the events of this time.
Please sit back, get, comfortable, and enjoy “WWII Seen Through The Eyes Of The Press.”
About Michael Tesoriero
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Mike Tesoriero of Farmingville, who has been collecting newspapers since the 1960s, is the proprietor of what he believes is the first newspaper museum in the nation. Tesoriero has displayed hundreds of newspapers showing all sorts of historic events. Many are from Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and The New York Times, with front-page stories ranging from the deaths of John Lennon and Richard Nixon to the many faces of Michael Jackson.
Tesoriero, who previously worked as a furniture salesman, said he has “always kind of fancied history” and deemed himself a “self-taught” historian. “After I got out of school, I realized how much I didn’t know, so I began to read,” he said, noting that he entered what he calls “free study” after graduating from Patchogue High School.
Since opening the NYS Newspaper Museum, Tesoriero said operating the venue has become his full-time endeavor and encourages community members to join us at any of our upcoming events.