The Greatest Generation- Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation- Tom Brokaw - Tuesday, September...

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1Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Written by: Tom Brokaw Published: Random house, New York 1998 GENERATIONS (pg. XXVII) -Spring of 1984, went to France to prepare for documentary on 40 th anniversary of D-Day -Awoke emotions and memories of past from youth on army base -people that participated in war grew up during the Great Depression -watched parents lose everything - when there was a chance of economic recovery- war broke out in Europe and Asia - New branches of the services were formed to get women into uniform - worked on tasks to free more men for combat -laboratories or factories- develop new medicines, build ships planes, tanks, and raising families -Physicists were engaged in race to build new bomb before Germany - after war they had to rebuild the life they wanted -got married in mass amounts -created the baby boomers generation -GI bill allowed them to go to college -converted a wartime economy into the most powerful peacetime economy in history. -Not all good.
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