WWII Homefront

That’s Life

New to the 1940s.org site is a small section devoted to everyday life in the 1940s, through photos. Over time, this section should grow quite large. 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... Read More »

Red White and Blue Vegetables

On the homefront during World War II, Americans contributed in many ways as a symbol of national unity in the civilian war effort. It would take everyone to win the war. Life during the war meant daily sacrifice, but few complained because they knew it was their sons, daughters, friends, and neighbors in uniform who were making the greater sacrifice. To help offset the difficulties brought on by r... Read More »

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