Where did clothes come from in World War 2?
In World War 2
Clothes came from the same places they came from before WW2 but their supply was influenced like every other commodity not essential to fighting to win the war. Clothing manufactorers that produced clothes for civilians before the war would have switched to fulfilling Government contracts for Uniforms for masses of Men and Women in the Armed Forces. British Civilians were encouraged to "Make Do and Mend" to reduce the demand on these clothes manufactoring industries whose materials (such as Cotton) would largly have had to come from abroad (such as India) as British industry was geared towards manfuacturing and exporting commodities back to the countries where the raw materials had been imported from (for a profit). Space on Shipping would have been at a premium as there was a shortage of Ships and a priority given to importing War Materials. On the whole, Wartime industries carried on as they had until they had their workforce conscripted, their factories were bombed or they became unprofitable through scarcity of materials or inability to access markets.
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%REPLIES%\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nYou 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. W…omen were much more likely to wear dresses rather than pants and skirts never came above the knees. Almost everybody wore hats.\n. \n. \n. \nMichael Montagne\n. \n Answer \n. \nMy mother once told me an interesting story about dressing up to go out during the war. Being in England they didn't have access to luxury items like stockings (unless they got them off an American soldier...), so some women would rub oil on their legs, and then take an eybrow pencil to draw a fake stocking seam up the back of the leg. They had to be inventive in those days.\nMost of the time, my mother and father wore the uniform provided for them by the army, but Dad had to wear a civilian shirt underneath because the rough uniform material made him itch.\n. \n Answer \n. \nDepending on the country you may be thinking of -the occupied countries of Europe most people would only wear civilian clothes in current fashion.\nIn Britain people in the workplace wore the protective overalls of their job when at work, but when the workday ended they came home to a meagre meal before putting on a uniform to report for service in the war effort during the evening and sometimes overnight,such jobs as firefighter,home guard,observer corps (watching for invading aircraft),fire -watching (to report fires started by enemy bombers, air-raid wardens,auxilliary police,Nurses aid, many uniforms,then after a few hours sleep they would be back at their work station for another day.\nThe civilian styles for ladies had exaggerated,padded shoulders to make them look broad shouldered. their hats favoured the mens trilby style,(this can be seen in the film "Casablanca" as worn by the heroin.Men were mostly in military uniform of their particular service.\n. \n Answer \n. \nthe clothes in those times were very plain and simple because they could not afford more pretty clothes \n. \n Answer \n. \nim nos sure of this answer but i think that they wore suits and ties always with hats(the soldiers wore uniform) and the women wore long dresses or shirts and long skirts,they were very simple because people couldn't afford expensive things...\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nAsk your nanny or grandad if they lived threw the war and ask them what where would where!\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nwomen usually wore long plain skirts with usually white or pink type\ntops. men and boys wore green or black trousers with shirts (white or green). ( Full Answer )
Answer . The destruction of the US Pacific Fleet was essential in order to buy time to consolidate its gains in the oil and raw material rich Pacific.
We weren't warm friends before WW2; it's just that the AXIS POWERS were an immediate threat to the whole world. So, as the saying goes, "A friend of my enemy is my enemy." We temporarily made a truce to defeat the more dangerous foe (Axis Powers) and after defeating them, went back to preparing to f…ight the Soviets. ( Full Answer )
Men wore lederhosen clothing, ( German clothing, look it up. ) As a secondary form of protection they used ultra special epic iron armours and two piece bikini's. Some of the men wielded a sacred katana which was easily accessed easily by slipping one hand under the two piece bikini and clicking… a small button located in the lower section of the katas casing. When pushed a million souls fly out and engulf the enemy in dog slober and penis discharge. ( Full Answer )
Dictators of WW2 A dictator is one who exercises 'absolute power and authority'. Most rulers during WWII exercised at least some dictatorial power. The Axis consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. The leaders of those nations were: â¢ Germany: Adolf Hitler. â¢ Italy: Benito Mussolini. â¢… Japan was ruled by a Emperor, whose name was Hirohito. The first two were Dictators, who ruled without question and without control by the courts or the people. They had the power of life and death over their nations. Hirohito was different. He was part of a inherited monarchy. He took over when his Father, the previous Emperor, died. He was like a King, and the country was ruled by him, but with a Parliament and a cabinet that made decisions, which he approved. He was not a Dictator in the true sense of the word. The USSR, part of the Allies, was led by a communist dictator: Joseph Stalin. Here is more input: Stalin was probably the most tyranical of all world rulers. His system outlawed all basic liberties. There was no right to own property in the Soviet system. Religion was supressed. Basic human liberties such as the right of assembly, to petition the government, of press and speech...all were surpressed. The people were regimented such as in no other world society. Minor crimes or even no crime at all was punishable by extensive prison sentences in horrific conditions or even death. In summary, Stalin answered to no one and took little advise. Hitler was a dictator but in his system, some personal liberties were allowed. Private property was to a great extent, allowed and protected. Religion, other than Judaism, was allowed. Assembly, press, speech and other civil liberties were restricted / censored. While Germany did have many concentration camps the use of them to terrorize to average citizen with arbitrary imprisonment was not exercised. Hitler did have great power over the German people but to a large extent this was due to his magnetic personality, great speaking ability and victories on the battlefield. He did take advise and had to defer to various other groups within Germany including the major industrialists, various military leaders and even some religious leaders. Mussolini was the Italian dictator and compared to the two above, was very weak in his powers. He never controlled the Italian economy or military to the extent dictators did in Russia or Germany. For example, the Italian economy was famously inefficient and stayed so throughout the war. The Italian economic leaders did little to further the war effort unless it lined their personal pockets. Japan was very regimented but did not have a central figure dictator. The emperor had the power did not weild it tyrannically. In fact, one of the major problems with Japan fighting WWII was the divisions in the country between the various sectors of army, navy, economy, religion, and civil authority. Franco ruled Spain as a medium level dictator. Churchill and Roosevelt, British and USA leaders respectively, also had some dictatorial powers. Control over the economies was fairly extensive in both countries. The press was censored but remained technically free. Freedom of assembly was greatly surpressed. Both nations drafted huge numbers of civilians into the armed forces, which is certainly a sort of dictatorial power. Compared to the Soviets, the USA and Britain continued to respect religion and private property throughout the war. In the USA, some groups, such as the Japanese Americans, suffered internment, loss of property and curtailment of all civil liberties. ( Full Answer )
The foods and clothes were very scarce during the Blitz and had to be put on rationing to share them out equally between families.. Actually clothes rationing started in June of 1941 and it was done in order to free up factory space and about 450, 000 workers to make ammunition.
Girls wore a blouse, preferably with a shirt under, skirt, longsocks, and old-fashioned shoes (old brown slippers). Boys woreshirts and pants or overalls. Many dressed up for church onSundays.
Some US clothing styles in World War II . Most men and women wore hats when outside the home. Many women wore stylish hats. Young boys 12 and younger wore knickers, pants just below the knee, elasticized to stay at knee, (hopefully), with long socks to knee, often patterned or argyle types. Girls… often wore jumpers, sleeves dresses with blouses under them.\n. \nWinter clothing was heavy; wool, heavy cottons,- no polyester invented yet. Men sometimes wore double breasted suit coats and overcoats -Wide ties with wild prints and colors. Women wore "housedresses" at home; very few women wore slacks or trousers, except those who were working in factories for production of war materials.\n. \nWomen wore "Peter Pan collars" on blouses- rounded collars all way round the neck. Many women wore fur coats, fur collars on winter coats or fur stoles; often fox.\nMen and women wore one piece bathing/swim suits.\nBecause of WW II, many fashions imitated military styles. Winter coats often imitated Sailors "Pea Jackets"- heavy blue, double breasted hip length jackets for winter; belted overcoats/trench coats like Army officers wear (still seen today in raincoats, "trenchcoats"\n. \nWomen skirts were just below the knee. Nylon stockings were scarce; they wore imitation seamed nylons; sometimes went bare legged and drew a black line up the back of leg to imitate seamed stockings.\nPlaids materials, pleats on skirts were popular. Sturdy shoes on children; shoes had to last for a long time as they were rationed; ration tickets one or two per person per year.No tennis shoes or sneakers. Girls sometimes had "muffs" -furry, warm knitted tube just for the hands; hung on a string from neck.\nChildren's clothing was handed down from child to child in family; not following many trends as nowadays. ( Full Answer )
Obviously the clothes varied from school boy to school girl and from female to male so I have made a few lists - ~ The Average School Boy ~ - 3/4 lenght school trousers. - A shirt (with / without a tie.) - Knitted tank top. - Long grey / black knitted socks. - Brown or Black s…hoes. - A box which carried there gas mask and they had that at all times. - Cap / hat. ~ The Average School Girl ~ - Knee or below lenght dress / pinafore. - Black / Grey knitted socks. - An apron over the dress. - Black walking boot style boots. - Ribbons in hair. ~ The Average Lady ~ The ladies wore more or less the same as the girls although they probably did not have ribbons in they're hair. ~ The Average Gentleman ~ - A suit with bow-tie / tie. - Black / Brown shoes. - Grey / Black socks. Thank you for reading, Eilidh, age 12, Scotland. . ( Full Answer )
The Navy had their main base there at the time, making Orkney a huge target. The first British civilian to be killed by a German bombing was there.
We were attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, early on the morning of December 7th, 1941, in a carrier borne air raid. The next day, President Roosevelt asked for and got a declaration of war against Japan. Two days later, Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy declared war on… the United States, ostensibly as part of their Tripartite Pact with Japan. (In fact, since we had not attacked the Germans and Italians nor they us, the Germans and Italians made a tactical mistake by declaring war on us, but their doing so allowed us to pursue a "Germany First" policy that had long been secretly held by our military planners.) Most historians seem to agree that sooner or later we'd have been dragged into the war one way or another, just as we had been dragged into WW1, mostly by the Germans resuming unrestricted submarine warfare. In WW2, the Germans had been sinking American ships in the Atlantic -- by accident, they said -- and American sympathies ran heavily to England and against Nazi Germany because it was obvious to all but the most obtuse Americans that the Nazis represented a terrible, terrible threat, especially to Jewish Americans. Hitler had already conquered most of Europe, turned on his "ally" Stalin and attacked him, and there was little doubt that once he strangled England he'd come after the United States. Hitler wanted to rule the world. Since it took six years to finally stop this dictator of a country only twice the size of Wisconsin, there's a good chance that had we not gotten in when we did, he would have come after us. On the morning of December 7th, 1941, our military and intelligence had a pretty good idea that the Japanese were going to hit us somewhere, but we really expected it to be someplace else, such as the Philippines. The attack on Pearl Harbor really did come as a complete surprise. The main thing is that we were in it, and World War 2 was now a true worldwide war. ( Full Answer )
Clothing and all fabrics (including such things as sheets and dish cloths) were rationed by coupon in Britain from 01 Jun 1941- Feb 1949. 02 Feb 1943 in US
Girls: 5-6/7: Short dress OR blouse and skirt, long socks 7+?- Longer dress OR blouse and skirt, long socks, velour hat Gym attire: Gym tunic-sleeveless long shirt to be worn over white blouse (a white girl's school shirt should do) divide skirt OR dark knee lengths. For tennis, white shor…ts would have been worn. ( Full Answer )
In England in June 1940 a cartoon appreared with Mussolini and the caption: 'On to glory and whatever we can grab'. That sums it up well.
mostly shorts, shoes t-shirt and chekerd vest :) Standard cloth type with a small amount of bullet proof mesh underneath it. They also wore the modern utility belt and a grenade strap on the left shoulder for easy grenade reach. (This was soon taken off due to the fact it was easy to pull the pin an…d push a nazi away.) And a metal helmet both German and American differing ( Full Answer )
The war in Europe ended May 9, 1945, when the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the United States accepted the unconditional surrender of all German forces. The war in the Pacific lasted until Aug 1945, after dropping 2 atomic bombs against the Japanese and they finally surrendered. It was the empero…r, not the military, that made the decision to surrender. In Europe, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in Berlin on 30th April, and week later Admiral Doenitz, the new leader of the Third Reich, surrendered to the Allies. ( Full Answer )
World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945 with the unconditional surrender of all German troops to the Russians, British, American, and French commanders.. The war in Japan ended on September 2, 1945 when the representative of the Japanese government signed the surrender document on the battleshi…p USS Missouri. ( Full Answer )
During World War 2 a lot of clothes were still made at home byhand. There were a few companies that made clothes in the US.
They declared war on Japan late in 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, which was in December. Before that, the US referred to the conflict as "the European War".
The Clothes that were most likely "light" enough for them to carry and to "avoid" the bombs and Bullets
Men 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 wome…n couldn't get nylons they would take their eyebrow pencil and draw a line down the back of each leg so it looked like they had nylons on. . Often women would wear a scarf tied in the front to keep their hair out of their faces. Women wore suits and hats and sun dresses were really in fashion at the time. . Ankle socks with thick heels high heels were worn. . Dresses got shorter (just mid-knee.) During the war effort women wore cover-alls when they worked at the factories (just like the men had in the past.) Hair styles were up-dos (hair pulled up at the back and curled on top) sometimes braids, other times their hair would be curled and left long. . Children usually wore cover-alls, T-shirts, and plain old running shoes or plain shoes with very hard toes on them. Good clothes were kept for Sunday church or for an outing. . 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 much more likely to wear dresses rather than pants and skirts never came above the knees. Almost everybody wore hats. . Depending on the country you may be thinking of -- the occupied countries of Europe most people would only wear civilian clothes in current fashion. In Britain people in the workplace wore the protective overalls of their job when at work, but when the workday ended they came home to a meager meal before putting on a uniform to report for service in the war effort during the evening and sometimes overnight, such jobs as firefighter, home guard, observer corps (watching for invading aircraft), fire -- watching (to report fires started by enemy bombers, air-raid wardens, auxiliary police, nurses aide, many uniforms, then after a few hours sleep they would be back at their work station for another day. The civilian styles for ladies had exaggerated, padded shoulders to make them look broad shouldered. their hats favored the men's trilby style (this can be seen in the film "Casablanca" as worn by the heroine. Men were mostly in military uniform of their particular service. . In Britain many women in office jobs, and middle-class women more generally, adopted some features of 'industrial' styles, especially very short hair styles . (Again, look at movies and photos from the time). The idea was to show solidarity with women doing physically demanding factory work. For most of WW2 able-bodied childless women in Britain were subject to compulsory national service (conscription). For some, this involved nursing or school teaching, but for most it meant working in the armaments industries. A few really lucky women got fascinating jobs, but that was exceptional. . Women usually wore long plain skirts with usually white or pink type tops. Men and boys wore green or black trousers with shirts (white or green). ( Full Answer )
They used to wear long, flowing dresses (usually velvet) if they were rich, but if they wear poor, they would have to wear short, grey, itchy dresses with cuts and tier's. Most of the woman were poor, because they had been robbed by the bombers.
No because they had savng coupons for clothes so for example say if i wanted to by a top for 20 coupons i would of had to save them up antil i had enough coupons to by it. aswell when you got married you had to save them up aswell to by a wedding dress .
boys: . 2 vests . 2 pairs of pants . 1 pair of trousers . 6 handkerchiefs . 2 pairs of socks . pullover/jersey . girls: . 1 vest . 1 pair of nickers . 1 petticoat . 2 pairs of stockings . 6 handkerchiefs . 1 slip . 1 blouse . 1 cardigan
This was associated with rationing of clothing. Anyone not in the services, who were provided with uniforms, was provided with clothing coupons which had to be produced when buying new clothing. You had the choice of what items to buy (if they were available) but only up to the number of coupons you… had. The scheme started in 1941. The CC in the label meant "Civilian Clothing". ( Full Answer )
Please clarify which clothing you are referring to. Any clothes that were available and affordable is what the families purchased for their children. The styles were not like they are today because the fabrics we have today had not been invented yet. We have wrinkle free fabrics and they did not.
The army people fighting in World War 2 wore olive drab green fatigues, boots, green cloth hats and their gear belts or packs. They wore green dress uniforms when they had the chance. You can see the real men wearing the uniforms on discovery channel's military channel or on PBS channel.
The island country was attacked by Japanese forces in January, 1942 at Rabaul on the eastern island of New Britain.
Girls wore dresses, skirts, sweater tops, blouses, tee shirts, slacks, blue jeans and work clothes. The boys wore suits, slacks, button down shirts, polo shirts, tee shirts, sweat shirts, sweater tops, letter jackets, blue jeans and work clothing. The shoes were leather shoes, sneakers, sandals and …dress shoes. ( Full Answer )
Men wore suits with ties or casual clothes such as slacks, button down shirts, polo shirts, swearter tops and dress shoes or sneakers. The women wore dresses nearly all the time. They wore pants or jumpsuits if they were working, especially when working in the the manufacturing industry. They wore d…ress or casual shoes. If you want to see they styles they wore watch the movie Since You Went Away a 1944 movie with Claudette Colbert or watch Mrs. Miniver a 1942 movie. These movies are probably available to be checked out for free from your local library. ( Full Answer )
They wore a dark navy blue, a lightish green, a really dark green, they could also wear a reddy orange colour and dark purple sometimes
In world war II the wore raggedy clothes like rags and others. But if u want something really specific then look it up on GOOGLE.
For United States it was the Cold War and than Korea War. US: Korea, Vietnam, Op Urgent Fury, Op Just Cause, Op Desert Storm, Op Iraqi Freedom, Op Enduring Freedom CAN: Korea, various UN Missions, Op Desert Storm, Op Enduring Freedom England: Korea, various un Missions, Op Corporate (Falklands W…ar) Op Desert Storm, Op Enduring Freedom France: Korea, Vietnam, Congo (the French pulled out of Nam in 1958 after Dien Bien Phu which mirrored Khe Sanh for the Americans in 68) ( Full Answer )
The US joined the war because of the bombing of Pearl Harbour,it had started in Europe
They would were old fashion clothes not new clean ones because of the rashioning. They would often no be able to throw clothes out because they couldn't buy news ones. If their clothes had hole or needed mending the would have to just mend them
No it will not be, instead Call of Duty Black Ops was released on November 9 2010 as a sequel to Call of Duty World at War
The Russians Soviet Red Army defeated the Japanese in Manchuria and were ready to invade Japan when the US dropped two atomic bombs. The Emperor Hirohito came to the conclusion that his people and throne would be annihilated if he did not surrender to the Allied Forces. He did surrender by announcin…g it on the radio. He sent his representatives to sign surrender documents on the USS Missouri ship. Once it was signed it was officially over. ( Full Answer )
If you compare the planes of World War 2 they will seem very slow next to Jets. However, if you compared the planes of World War 2 to the planes of World War 1 and they were very fast and modern. So when you ask why they are slow it depends on those factors. They seem slow today because they did …not have jet engines. However, they could go 250-450 miles an hour and that was fast then. Some of those very same planes race against one another in races around the United States. The race planes can go 350-400 miles an hour on average. ( Full Answer )
The material of the clothes during World War II was cotton and wool. Synthetic fabrics were just being invented and required petroleum, which was in high demand to support our soldiers.
You mean the ones who kept it all this time? the military uniforms along with badges? they still have them regular citizen clothes they probably got rid of it long ago just as we do
when world war one ended germany was forced to give up land and banned from having armed forces. soon after in the late 1930's germany voted adolf hitler ruler. he lead am army to invade poland and because he refused to abort the invasion britian and france declared war on germany . When …WW1 ended, because Germany was the only enemy left standing, the Allies wanted to inflict punishment on them. The real cause of WW1 was Russian mobilization against the Austrian-Hungarian empire in response to them going after Gabriel Princip of the Black Hand for the assassination of the Archduke. The treaty of Versailles was very harsh towards Germany. The same occurred to the Japanese with the Treaty of Washington signed in 1926 to prevent an arms race in the navies of the world. It imposed financial penalties which were paid off this year finally and caused Germany to lose land such as Alsace-Lorriane and it helped to create Poland as well. Germany wanted that land back as it needed what it called Living space or Liebenstreum. Germany started to re-arm in the 30's under Hitler and the West knew about as he was even creating work camps such as Dachau and Birchenwald. The most famous of them was not created until 1940. Adolf Hitler wanted to re-take the lands that he felt Germany lost unfairly as a result of the treaty of Versailles. Neville Chamberlain appeased him as he invaded Yugoslavia in 1938 unopposed. He decided that he wanted to re-take Poland which he did. He first had to justify the invasion which he did with Operation Canned Goods where he set up a fake invasion from Poland and thus under International Law he could respond in force. Neville Chamberlain gave Hitler until noon on September 3rd to get out of Poland or face war with France and England. No British or French Forces showed up until September 28th at which point Poland fell. The Battle of the Atlantic was the only battle to last the entirety of the war. The Pacific War is a little more complicated as it involves a struggle within the Japanese military over expansion into other countries to get natural resources. They first invaded Manchuria in 1938 and it led to the infamous rape of Nanking. As they expanded their reaches it got to the point where the expansion was threatening Australia which is key ally to the US. The Japanese knew that unless they could take out the US they would be destroyed by them. That is why the attack on Pearl Harbor was planned. They wanted to take out the aircraft carriers but none were in port and that attack was not the success the Japanese had hoped for. For one they failed to take out the tank farm and if they did that then the war in the Pacific would have been done as the Americans would have out of it for at least 6 months to a year. The basic causes of both the European and Pacific Campaign was a need for expansion and anger towards the West over mistreatment and unfair restrictions. The funny thing is that had Hitler waited until 1945 he would have won the war in 6 months. ( Full Answer )
It must be remembered that back then the government and all the parties weren't even close as how organised they are today... It was easy for everyone to come to power really.
U.S. forces landed at Sicily and later the mainland, gradually pushing Mussolini's forces north. Mussolini was then defeated when he did not receive aid from Hitler.
If you mean political leaders rather than military leaders, they were as follows; United States Franklin D Roosevelt, United Kingdom Winston Churchill, Germany Adolf Hitler, Italy Benito Mussolini, Soviet Union Josef Stalin, Japan Emperor Hirohito.
Women kept on wearing (in Europe often litterally) the same clothes as they had been wearing up to 1940. Because many of the the men were drafted into their various armies, women started to take over their jobs and then usually wore the same kind of outfits that the men in those jobs had been wearin…g. WW II armies also saw the insurgence of large women's auxiliary forces and the need for a sizable support Staff. So the many women in those forces wore military uniforms. ( Full Answer )
Some who got into action early in the war were home by middle to late 1944. Marines who survived three campaigns in the Pacific were sent home, at least for a while. Some had done so by late summer 1944. Combat crews of bombers in the USAAF (the Army Air Force- the Air Force was still a part of the …Army until 1947) had to complete a Tour of Duty, initially this was twenty-five missions. Depending on the theater this was sometimes increased. Fighter pilots had to fly a certain number of hours in action. Many aircrew flew two or more tours, after a visit home in between. The Army instituted a point system for its ground troops, with one point for each month in the service, another point for each month overseas, five points for each campaign, five points for each medal awarded, twelve points for being married with dependent children. A man needed 85 points to get to go home. Some were getting back home on points by late 1944. But most had too few points. Over half of all Americans in uniform in WWII were in the Army Ground Forces, and most of these were in Europe. The Army had about 90 divisions, with only 15 in the Pacific (all six divisions of Marines were in the Pacific). Most Army troops saw no action whatsoever until after D-Day, in June, 1944, after which they began to be fed into action in Europe. But a few divisions had been fighting since 1942, in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and now in France and Germany (these included the 1st, 3rd, 9th, 36th, 45 Infantry Divisions, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 1st Armored Division). These divisions were full of high point men, extremely experienced veteran troops. The Army intended they should finally get a break. Many divisions never got to the front before the latter half of 1944. When the war ended in Europe, the formations newest to combat were put aboard the scarce shipping available and sent back to the states, where they got a brief leave at home, and then boarded trains to move to the West Coast to get aboard a ship and head out for the climactic assault against the Home Islands of Japan. So these guys who had not seen much action were in the states when the bombs dropped, and got discharged almost right away. There were not many ships available - the German submarines had been sinking as many as possible, there had been a war still going on in the Pacific requiring a great many ships to carry supplies and men over the vast distances. So in devastated Europe, the high-point men were waiting for their turn in Operation Magic Carpet, and a ride home. Many did not get back until some time in 1946, and only after a Congressional Investigation had begun. Lots of these late returnees had been among the first men drafted in 1940, so they put in six years. Guys who got drafted in 1943 and 1944 and saw hardly any action were already discharged and had grabbed what jobs were available as the economy transitioned from complete war mobilization back to producing peacetime goods. The men finally discharged joined the "52-20 Club" - they got $20 per week unemployment for 52 weeks, and hoped things would be picking up after that. ( Full Answer )
It depleted the strength of the German Armies to the extent they never fully recovered. This ultimately led to their defeat.
Clothes and fashion during WW II would be considered very conservative or "retro" by the standards of the year 2013, but they would generally still be socially acceptable. The basic design of men's suits has hardly changed, lapels are a bit narrower. Clothing was generally not as colorful. Women did… not expose their legs, it was somewhat daring even to expose an ankle. Hats were much more popular, both for men and women, during WW II and that general historical era, than they are today. As a rule, people did not go outside without wearing a hat of some kind. Pants had cuffs. Shirts often had French cuffs, requiring cuff links, which are now relatively rare although they are still in use to some extent. Of course, people who were actually fighting in WW II wore military uniforms. Those have not changed very much either (except in Germany - the Nazis had very spiffy uniforms, which are now unfortunately tainted by their association with monstrous evil). ( Full Answer )
sweets werent rationed but sugar was rationed in the USA from May05 1942 until 1946. In UK 1940 until 1953
It saved peoples lives because it was fireproof.It also helpedpeople by allowing people to move quickly.