Droping the atomic bomb on Japan still holds the question of whether it was necessary or unnecessary, but how could that be when the bomb helped America in so many ways. Yes, it was necessary! America had to end the war as fast as possible and the decision to drop the bomb increased that process. To invade a country like Japan would have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and it would have devastated the country, and the Japanese were not people to just surrender when in battle, they fought to the last life and were not above suicide tactics as demonstrated by the Kamakazi raids. As terrible as it was, dropping the bomb probably saved thousands of lives and saved the country from ruin. It was basically the best way to solve the problem other than any alterior motives.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Just Because You Have To Ration, Doesn't Mean Stop the Fashion!
Of Clothing, Cloth and Footwear
From June, 1941
Rationing has been introduced not to deprive you of your real needs, but to make more certain that you get your share of the country's goods - to get fair shares with everybody else.
When the shops re-open you will be able to buy cloth, clothes, footwear and knitting wool only if you bring your food ration book with you. The shopkeeper will detach the required number of coupons from the unused margarine page. Each margarine coupon counts as one coupon towards the purchase of clothing and footwear. You will have a total of 66 coupons to last you a year; so go sparingly. You can buy where you like and when you like without registering.
The Turban was originally made for women in the factories to keep their hair away from factory machinery, but as simple as that idea really was, it became an iconic style for females everyday. The Turban was also used as a disguise for un-kept and messy hair.
"I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee."
An eleven-time all-star hit’s the Hall of Fame in 1955; Joe DiMaggio hit his 56 Game Streak! 1941 was quite an important year for the Yankees, as they plunged their way into the World Series! With their rival Red Sox being led by Ted Williams, they still couldn’t beat the heart of the team and the determination DiMaggio had to bring the Yankees out of their beginning game slump to a victorious win! This landed Joe DiMaggio Most Valuable Player.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The men have left for battle and their families are left at home with no one to provide for them. Well when times get harder, the people get tougher. Now that the men are gone, women must step up and take their place as the bread winner. Women begin to work in factories. They may work but times were still prejudice and they did not get paid as much as their husbands. But that did not stop them. And for the first time women were joining the armed forces. Such as: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), WAC (Women’s Army Corps), WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps). These programs were for each branch of the military. Although women were doing men’s jobs, the women never allowed in combat. These ladies came to be known as Rosie the Riveters
Allies felt pressured to bring a close to this war. In order to do that they came up with Operation Overlord, this was a plan to launch a massive invasion on the French coast. On June 6th 1944 there would be 3.5 million soldiers ready to land on three beaches of
Normandy, . The night before the planned invasion there would be paratroopers sent behind enemy lines. Every man that was ready to set foot on the sand knew the urgency behind this battle. The entire war was important, but the unity felt by all the men could be felt over the vibrations of the gun fire. There was a sense of duty and honor that the men knew they had no choice but to be victorious. In the end the Allies were triumphant and took back France , the French capital. Because of their victory Paris is now American soil. Normandy