Posting about the North Platte Canteen was a rushed affair for me yesterday. Within 2 minutes of finishing, I was out the door for a double header baseball game. While I did provide the links for you to check out the Lincoln County Museum North Platte Canteen Online Exhibit, I forgot to mention two other important facts to know if you want to learn more about the self-sacrifice of this community during World War II.
The book that I recommended yesterday, Once Upon a Town, just happens to be the current 2014 selection of the One Book, One Nebraska program. By visiting their official site, you can find all sorts of online resources with background information as well as discussion questions. They also include many links to articles and audio/video clips. To read the book right now, you would be in good company.
Second, Nebraska Public Television (NET) just happens to have an OUTSTANDING documentary on the North Platte Canteen. You can watch part of their Canteen Spirit documentary online, and occasionally they re-broadcast the whole special again. Definitely worth watching if you can get a hold of the program! They also have a number of clips on YouTube about the Canteen. Note: I have NOT previewed these, so please watch with discretion.