What were some difficulties about living on the home front during World War 2?
Much of the products that were used in daily life were rationed, including tires, fuel, sugar, coffee and other ordinary goods that went to the military.
During World War II, hostilities broke out in the East between Germany and the Soviet Union because of Germany's aggressive intent to secure 'living-space' for its people at the expense of the Communist nation. The opening of this Eastern Front was considered by the Germans to be temporary, as they predicted a quick and decisive victory. It turned out to be their fatal mistake.
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When in the UK, British soldiers had a better ration than civilians and better access to medical facilities. They would have been billeted in barracks. When fighting they had better living conditions than the Germans and Russians but not as well as the US forces. Like any front line fighting force they would have had to live in the open in dug-outs during fighting. But when relieved from the front would have been billeted in…
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During World War II, the Second Front long-desired by the Allies was finally opened in 1944 in western Europe. This additional front against Germany was started with the successful amphibious invasion -- code-named 'Operation Overlord' -- of Normandy, located in the north central portion of France along the Atlantic coast.
World Wars I and II were fought against the Germans on the western front. Whereas the Western Front in the First World War was very static (only moving a few miles each way during the course of the whole war, the western front in the Second World War lasted less than a year with the crushing defeat of France