The history books record that World War II, 1939-1945, was the most destructive conflict in history.
Nearly 417,000 American soldiers died in the conflict.
There were 130,000 prisoners of war.
Bernard Miller, 89, formerly of Effort, was one of those POWs.
He has donated his collection of World War II items to the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville where they are currently on display.
Miller says he wanted to make sure his collection would be preserved.