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WW2 Homefront

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WW2 home front refers to the activities of the civilians during WW2. The governments of affected countries required their civilians to assist in the war effort. While the men fought at the front lines, the women provided logistic support.
Answer Unsure of specific answer, but a terrific resource would be the book Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930 by Joanne J. Meyerowitz, which addresses your question Answer Although most middle and upper class women didn't work outside the home well into the 1960s, w…
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Many were specifically labelled with the commodity it was for. Others were spares, or were designated for certain goods when available. Other items were redeemable at will for goods that someone didn't need on a regular basis, such as shoes, or tires.Some of the items would be announced on a weekly …
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To the best of my knowledge there was no food rationing during the 1930's depression, at least not in the United States. The only food rationing was during World War 2 in the 1940's.
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the war broke down the theory that women should not work. because of the shortage of men it becoame acceptable for women to work although that were payed less than half the wage a man would have received.
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Most likely they won't ask, but if they do, then tell the the truth. Why did you hold various jobs?... You can say something about young and looking for anything until you found what you liked and now you're ready to settle down into one career.
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That's not a easy question. If you were behind the lines it could have been any type of normal meal. Navy guys got hot chow nearly everyday. So did Air Force types. But Army and Marine infantry outfits on the frontlines would have c rations or k rations or a hot meal once in a while or nothing at al…
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That's a very broad question and books could be written on the subject. One of the largest changes for America was that after the war it was the only one of the Western allies whose economy had not been ruined by the war, which placed the US in a position of having a virtual monopoly on manufacture…
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It sent Canada into a new economic cycle. Since weapons and mitilia were needed overseas, factories needed to hire more workers. It helped to make the economy stronger knowing that we helped in the wars and are able to keep the economy together.   IN 1939, Canada was a mainly agricultura…
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Researching a WWII VetTry the National Archives.This link will take you right to the page where you can either download or order the appropriate forms needed to request military records.NARA | Research Room | Access to Military Service and Pension Records: This is one of best places to find info. Yo…
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Women began to do the jobs that the men used to do. They worked in factories, steel mills, and on fighter planes. A woman who worked in an industrial or manufacturing job was refered to as "Rosie the Riviter". More independent, less willing to lose their new gained power, managed America when men we…
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World War 2 Ration Books The war ration was not very high. The war ration stamps are very common and the demand for them in the collector's circle is not very high. A complete book might get $10, whereas partial books and single stamps are not going to be anywhere near as valuable. The sentimenta…
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Are there any words on the pin? It is probably a distinctive unit insignia.  Here is a link to some simple explanation for the brass worn on the uniform. http://custermen.com/Reference/Uniforms/Badges.htm#Medals&InsigniaIf you refer to the Distinguished Unit Insigni…
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Go to the website for U.S. Army's Military History Institute the URL is US Army Military History There is a textfield there for submitting inquires. Submit your question with an e-mail address. They will reply with an e-mail basically stating they are working on your request on a voluntary message.…
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%REPLIES% Answer You can look in books and old magazines for pictures to see what the clothes looked like. Except for stylistic differences they were essentially the same kind of clothes people wear today. Men wore suits and ties to dress up, jeans and work shirts otherwise. Women were muc…
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Relocation Camps According to the Time-Life series on WW2, the volume titled "The Home Front: U.S.A,": "After war was declared, about 5,000 German-Americans were rounded up & interned at Ellis Island. By the end of 1942 most were released." Here are some more considerations: POW camps of Germ…
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The role during World War 2 for women on the homefront included working in munition factories.During World War 2 women made up 40% of the work force in munition factories. Others worked in the aircraft and ship building industries, doing mechanical and maintenance work.Women received training in ope…
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British women who were in the World War 2 hed to do men's jobs including rat catching as well as their own.  Women made arms and munitions, worked as nurses, grew food.  British women,like everyone else in the country had to join the armed forces or were directed by the government to do …
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Americans at home were profoundly affected by WW2. As in all wars people die. Many sons, husbands, and fathers did not come home from Europe and the Pacific. All branches of the survice lost men. America was galvanized into a great engine of war material production, that for the first time included …
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Food, fuel etc.
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Answer Well, if u mean like children in America during WWII i suppose life was pretty normal. Everything would be pretty normal except maybe the absence of a parent of they were in the service. But in Britan things were much worse. Every day almost there would be bombings and they spent mos…
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One of the key aims of rationing by coupon is to prevent rationing by market mechanism (price). With essential foodstuffs even a small shortfall in supply can lead to very sharp price increases. No sane government wants food riots, especially in a total war.Another very important aim is ensure that …
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Very little £3 or £4, your better of keeping it!
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They started working and by 1945 made up 36% of the nations total workforce. They were allowed to work in jobs that they had never been allowed to do before.
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Not especially successful. Nazis had 2 major policices for women: to remove them from the workplace in any responsible category (especially government), and to provide large families. They provided financial incentives for married women leaving the workforce to have babies, and while these programs …
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Some did. After the war, many women refused to go back into the home. Immediately after the war, many did go back into the homes, but they yearned for the feeling of freedom they had by being able to work if they wanted to and in the 50's there was no stopping them.This had some positive and negativ…
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Perhaps you are referring to War Stamps. These could be purchased for a few cents each and when a book was filled, exchanged for a War Bond.
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The AWAS was the Australian Womens Army Service. Organized in January 1942, over 18,000 women served. The operated searchglights and anti-aircraft batteries. They could rotate, sight and aim but were not allowed to "fire" the gun
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During World War II, many supplies that we take for granted were in very short supply, mostly because they were needed by the military. Gasoline, tires, butter, and many other goods were not readily available. As a means of promoting "fairness" in the distribution of scarce supplies, a ration card s…
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Hitler married Eva Braun on April 29, 1945 shortly after midnight and just 36 hours before the two killed themselves to avoid capture by the Russians. It was rumored that they had no sexual relationship together. But! Hitler had many girlfriends (and a possible boyfriend?) Hitler had close relati…
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Americans at home were profoundly affected by WW2. As in all wars people die. Many sons, husbands, and fathers did not come home from Europe and the Pacific. All branches of the survice lost men. America was galvanized into a great engine of war material production, that for the first time included …
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they wre subjected to humiliation of segregation and terrorized by the KKK in the south
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Women and Rationing Civilians were affected in many ways. Simple housewives and homemakers began to work in factories; building planes, tanks, and ships for war. They became hard workers in the industry, using their time with caring for their children and house defending the army/navy, etc. Rationin…
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Canada,Australia, New Zealand,South Africa,India,China,West Indies,I suppose all those countries who were attacked and resisted could be described as being allied to the cause,Holland, Denmark,Norway, Czechoslovakia,Poland,Greece, Belgium,Yugoslavia,Philipinoes,the Palestinian Jews provided the Brit…
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You can find information on jewelry boxes made in Japan during WW2 by checking online databases. You can also consult an antique dealer who specializes in jewelry.
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Music played an important role during WW2. Songs were played on the radio and was used to get peoples spirits up during wartime.
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They were expected to do more since they had to do so much at home during the war while the men were away.
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Turning point, forging a foreign policy1942 was a turning point in Australia's foreign policy. After the bombing of pearl harbour in December 1941 America entered World War two. Britain was trying to push back the German forces and Australia was ensure the support of the Singapore naval base for sup…
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Denmark was attacked by Germany on the morning of April 9, 1940 and surrendered before noon of the same day. Over the course of the war a resistance movement steadily grew. When Germany invaded Russia some Danes volunteered to fight for Germany. Michael Montagne Denmark managed to ship almost it…
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The positive effects of women,during WW2;They were made to be a great assett,to the war effort, by taking over the work,of produceing war materials, like the building of aircraft,which was ecential, to the wining of the war.At 18 I was given the task of forming a new training squadron, which require…
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Many women had to sew their own clothing. Some had to take their pillow cases and make summer shorts out of them; others had to make skirts out of men's trousers. In Britain, clothing and all fabrics were rationed from 1940 onwards and what could be obtained with the clothing coupons fell as condi…
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Many of the wealthy people evacuated their homes privately and took up residence in safe countries. There were food rationed that effected everyone including the wealthy because supplies were needed to support the war efforts.
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Answer yes I'm uncertain that this unit is propely identified. I haven't located it yet but I'm inclined to believe that this may be Veterinary isnstead of Vetran.
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the American homefront was under a great crisis during ww2
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ANSWER: At the end of World War II in 1945, the United States economy entered a mild recession, followed by a quick recovery and unprecedented growth. The prior years' economic expansion, galvanized by the wartime production of World War II, suddenly declined as demand was cut, primarily because …
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Depended on the item, and how many ration stamps FOR THAT ITEM that the person had. Quantities of rationed items varied, but were very limited.
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In Britain ration books where brought out in January 8th, 1940 and were taken out of use in 1954.
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Before the outbreak of war, Britain imported around 55 million tons of food per year from other countries ... tea, sugar, fruit, oil (used for gas), wood and rubber. It had to be shipped across the Atlantic in large cargo vessels. Once war broke out, Germany did everything to cut off these much nee…
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I have only got a list of survivors from the Arizona in my resources. It is at the end of The USS Arizona by Jasper, Delgado and Adams on page 247. Here is a site to see which book to look for http://www.stmartins.com/search.html
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Violette Bushell Szabo Virginia Hall Princess Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan Major Cyrus E. Manierre  Richard Zorge was a famous Soviet resident, who operated in Japan before and during first years of WWII (until 1941); was a leader of Ramzai agent group, consisting of 17 spies. Had a German father …
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In the Second World War, the traditional roles of stay at home moms mostly had to be suspended so the country could keep the war well supplied with medical supplies, food, uniforms, guns and everything else. Many women had non-traditional roles which usually would have been carried out by men. Wome…
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Articles that were not rationedThis varied from country to country. In general, everyone at home grew crops and some of their own food (if able to do so). For many city dwellers, especially those living in appartments, this was not practical. In the slums of London and other big cities in Britain t…
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Difference between war in Pacific and war in Europe. The war in Europe was a fight against National Socialism (the Nazi's), and the Pacific war was a fight for countries such as Australia and the US to defend land from being taken over by Japan. They are commonly thought of as the same war because t…
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World War II caused some families to separate and immigrants to move to places such as relocation camps. More women went to work because the men had to go to work and fight for their country. People also had to ration supplies such as food, clothes, gas, metal, etc. for the war effort. The war also…
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%REPLIES% Answer The allies in WW1 were too stupid. The main cause of WW2 is the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was furious about it and wanted to get revenge. The allies could have and should have been more merciful to Germany. Germany wasn't the cause of WW1, all the countries involved should …
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In the UKMen often wore suits (always polished shoes) and felt hats. Take a look at some old movies around the 40's. Trench coats were often worn as well. People took great pride in dressing up during these times. Women wore nylons with seams down the back (and during WW2 when times were tough and w…
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Women's Changing Roll During 1900. January of 1914 several hundred women met with the premier of Manitoba � Had a petition demanding that women in Manitoba be allowed to vote � Nellie McClung said to the premier that they �did not want a gift or favour, but a right�� The premier of Manitob…
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Rosie the Riveter is a fictional character created during WWII. It is a picture of a woman wearing a bandana and holding a wrench saying "We Can Do it!" Rosie is a popular icon representing the many jobs women filled during World War II. Important in feminist iconography. -Jordan bancroft During WW…
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Before World War II, women were expected to get married, raise kids, and do "lady-like" jobs such as maids, nurses, or do clerical work. That basically all changed during World War II. The men were are war, so someone had to take over their jobs. They considered having children fill in, but society …
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Answer when 18 year old have to sign a paper saying that if your contry has an invasion you have to help fight!!!! Men are not classified now. Classification is the process of determining who is available for military service and who is deferred or exempted. Classification…
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There were two waves of Japanese planes sent they hit the ships at Battleship Row first then bombed air bases all of this happened in 2 hours
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No. But I believe you are referring to 'Farragut Naval Training Station'which was used during World War II to train sailors in Idaho. It was also used as a prisoner of war camp for 900 German prisoners. The Training Station was on the southern end of 'Lake Pend Oreille' in northern Idaho. The neares…
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Keeping up and supporting its armed forces contributions to the allied war effort. Providing material support to allies.
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A coupon book that buys you necessities. During the Second World War, the Allied nations implemented "Rationing" of many items, to control the use and price of things that would be important to winning the war. Examples of things that were rationed. Food of all kinds, especially meat, sugar, an…
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According to the documentary NAZI POWs in America there were more than 50 camps in America located in small towns in places like Georgia, Kansas and Colorado as well as other states. The camps held over 400,000 POWs and they were treated very well. The U.S. government stuck by the Geneva Convention …
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After 1942 no automobiles were made. the companies were making tanks, airplanes, arms, and the engines went on to power airplanes, boats & tanks,I can't speak for the others because its tough to find, but GM made approx $36.5billion dollars during WWII which today equals approx. $44billion.
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Answer When World War II ended in 1945, the United States embarked upon an unprecedented period of economic prosperity, driven by the increase in industrial production markets brought about by the war. Unlike the Great Depression and the war years, Americans had a surplus of goods and services …
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War has been used for hundreds of thousands of years as a way of attaining a certain goal through the use of force. There are two main categories for which countries go to war: 1. Political, 2. Economic. All of the possibilities fit into one (or both) of these two categories. For example: 1. …
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Answer OK some of the products were stockings, shoes, food ( eggs,sugar,coffee,meats)and gas. That's about all i know In Great Britain everything was rationed because the Germans had so imperiled trans-Atlantic shipping and obviously for the war effort. By the Way stocking were rationed because…
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Answer A portion of a song is: "Keep your chin up, be brave for me little Darling and remember I died for the Old Red, White , and Blue."
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If this question refers to Great Britain, then I hope this is a satisfacotry answer: The women of Britain were determined to be treat just as equally as men by doing all sortsof crazy things like chaining themselves to Buckingham Palace railings, setting fires to railways churches etc, even going on…
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WW2 encouraged a wide variety of patriotic songs and also love songs that focused on separation (with the possibilty of the man dying while away fighting).   It was the other way around. WW2 affected music. Before the war, swing and vocal groups were the most popular forms of American music. …
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Life was pretty hard for the poor, but not as bad as the depression that the war ended. During WWII, life was dominated by the war effort. Paper, rubber, food all were rationed so that more could be committed to the war. The industries of the time were all concentrated on building supplies. The ma…
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WWII was the last war in which virtually everyone was expected, by virtually everyone else, as well as by law is most instances, for personal participation through every little thing possible. From rationing cupons, to work, to joining the military. It was also the last time all available men classi…
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The governments of countries all over the world used propaganda. It caused people to feel different emotions that appealed to them in particular. For example, American parents who would see a propaganda poster that showed a wicked Hitler grabbing for children( yes there were posters like this) would…
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Families changed a lot because the men would leave to go to the war. When your dad is not home you get lonely and frightened. One reason you would get frightened is because your dad is not there to protect you. Your mama is, but your dad is more secure feeling. Your mama could protect you no matter …
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Women filled valuable roles in industry, substituting for men who were off to war. Their contributions were invaluable. Issues of voting rights would rise to importance following the war. so... Wives Building ships, planes,and tanks Working in factories Air Raid Wardens Driving Fire Engines Plumber…
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You might be referring to a group of US Army paratroopers who were used to fight forest fires on the west coast during WW2. The units were all black men, who the US Army decided NOT to send to Europe, and instead they spent the rest of the war hidden in remote camps, far away from any big town.…
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peple wore thongs
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Having the money to buy clothing was not the problem.Clothing was in short supply as the cloth was under supply controls, with most cloth going to military uses. Clothing stores were unable to buy new clothing, as the manufactuers had switched over to military production, or were out of business, un…
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many people had to give up many of their luxuries, such as sugar (it was used for glycerin-bombs), flour (needed to make food for the soldiers). pant-hoses (silk used in parachutes). these are a few of the various things that were contributed by the great American nation in an effort to thwart those…
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Answer The Selective Service Board. Local boards were made up of citizens from the area, and they were managed by a head quarters in Washington D.C.
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During the war. For many African Americans, the war offered an opportunity to get out of the cycle of crushing rural poverty. Blacks joined the military in large numbers, escaping a decade of Depression and tenant farming in the South and Midwest. Yet, like the rest of America in the 1940s, the arme…
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Answer On theory they were when they passed the Neutrality Acts, stating that they would not involve themselves in foreign affairs. However the Lend-Lease Act reversed the Neutrality Acts because it allowed the United States to give aid (money and war supplies) to the Allied Nations of Great Brit…
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Answer Edouard Daladier Answer Charles de Gaulle Answer When Germany attacked west,the Prime Minister was Paul Reynaud,Defence Minister Edourd Deladier and Gen. Maurice Gamelin, Commander-in Chief. after the fall of France the W.W.1 hero Henri P. Petain made an armistice that allowed him to govern s…
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Written reports by newspaper writers, and recorded news bulletins on records were played on US radio stations. Most people went to the movies at least once a week, where they would see "News Reels" of short films clips about the war . Individuals overseas could write home, but their letters had to …
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Yes. Rubber was a very important war material, for tires and other uses by the military forces. People would take their tires off their cars and line the inside with newspaper to make them last longer.
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Patton obviously had no problem with taking action. He would probably have opted to use military force to stop Hitler from his earliest conquests in Czechslovakia, Poland, etc. instead of just sitting there and hoping that each small country that fell would appease him.
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The North African campaign The Battle of El Alamein(General Montgomery) The Italian theater Invasion of Sicily Anzio Monte Cassino The European theater D-Day(Invasion of Normandy) Operation Cobra(Breakout from Normandy) Operation Market-Garden(in Holland) Operation Anvil(invasion of southern France)…
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In America, we did nothing special. We grew up playing with our toys and trying to outsmart our parents. Some of the older kids would, on occasion, take up a collection of items for the "boys overseas", or write letters. The only thing we had to do was be quiet when Dad was listening to the war news…
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war production began, lower unemployment, conscripion or drafting with the American forces and building up (18 million men were called up) and 11 million men were in military service and a small account were sent abroad .about 4 million men to Europe and half a million ,most of them naval staff and …
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How the role of women changed during World War 2: When the men went off to fight for the first time the American/Canadian Governments asked the women to help their Nations by working in the plants and other industries while the men were off fighting the war. That they did! That's where the American …
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WWII greatly helped the role of women. Women, as soon as the war was started, were desperatley needed in the workforce after thousands of job vancancies opened up when the men went to war. Women were encouraged to leave their traditional house-wife roles of cooking, cleaning, and raising the childre…
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Compared to the treatment in society at large, minorities were treated quite well in World War II. The military was desegregated shortly after the war.
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Women were not allowed to vote, unlike men. Women were not allowed to have an education, but instead stay home to take care of children, meals, and housecleaning. the women would do all the dirtywork, until the nurses along with other women declared their right to vote.
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There were differences in rationing between the various countries in the war, and variations over time. In addition to rationing by coupon, some products were simply not available for civilian use (for example nylon), and others were often hard to find (for example, photographic film and good qualit…
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Answer There wasnt much food because supply boats were being destroyed by the luftwaffe so the food we had was rationed or it would have run out.
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Answer US forces minmimum height was five feet, four inches, and 130 pounds. In other words, just about any adult was acceptable, provided he had resonable medical health and no obvious defects in eye sight, heart or lungs. For special groups, such as pilots, and underwater divers, the medical w…
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Here is a few generals: Imperial Japanese Army: GEN Homma (nick-named "The Tiger of Manila")GEN Ushijima-Battle of OkinawaGEN Kuribayashi-Battle of Iwo JimaGEN Hyakutake-Battle of GuadalcanalJapanese Imperial Navy:ADM Tanaka (The Razer)ADM KusakaADM Tsukahara
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To keep enemy bombers from finding their targets in the night and to avoid them from using lighted cities as a source of navagation on their way to targets.no lights = no features = no bombs dropped (hopefully)yes no lights means no danger but in this situation that would not be likely to happen con…
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