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Jilted WWII Soldiers And The First Brush-Off Club

Jilted WWII Soldiers And The First Brush-Off Club

From the pages of Yank, The Army Weekly – China-Burma-India Edition January 1943: AT A U.S. BOMBER BASE, INDIA – For the first time in military history, the mournful hearts have organized. The Brush-Off Club is the result, in this land of sahibs and saris; as usual, it is strictly G/I. Composed of the guys whose gals back home have decided “a few years is too long to wait,”... Read More »

From the 1940′s Decade – Famous Firsts and Inventions

From the 1940′s Decade – Famous Firsts and Inventions

1940 • Penicillin was used to help cure diseases. • Morton Salt was introduced. • The first synthetic rubber tires were manufactured. • Synthetic tooth fillings were developed. • Tiffany’s in New York City was the first fully air-conditioned store. • The first commercial flights with pressurized cabins were inaugurated. • The Jeep made its debut on November 11, 1940. • M&Ms® were manufactured ... Read More »

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