Unit 3.5 - WWII Sept 1, 1939 WWII begins 1. Europe begins...

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WWII Sept 1, 1939 WWII begins 1. Europe begins to crumble 2. Germens did not conquer Russia and Great Britain 3. 1941 US helps GB a. GB loans equipment to US in exchange for help in the future 4. Draft (1 st Peace Time Draft) passes in 1940 a. More ships b. Army c. Soldiers 5. Ships were needed vote by marines and navy 6. Battle of the Atlantic a. Started in 1939 through 1945 b. Longest active battle during war c. Fighting over ships d. 100 battles and 1000 ship encounters with Nazi e. Ships would zigzag f. Large food shortage g. Zigzags were protected by Canada and US h. Conveys were not able to aid other ships 7. Women during the war a. WAAC Bill a.i. Women’s auxiliary cord a.i.1. Official status in army a.i.2. Medical repair diff. from WWI a.ii. Women were able to fly aircraft and sent weapons to stoppers a.iii. Served in front lines 8. At home, nation had to cut back on resources in order for soldiers a. Would use ration stamps in books b. Determined oil/gas usage for individual based on job c. Victory guards c.i. Helped save on gas c.ii. Grew as much food at home in need instead of shopping d. Recycling was needed for war materials e. Men who did not volunteer were drafted e.i. At first it was only for single men e.ii. Increased to married men without children e.iii. To married men with child e.iv. Age increased to 40’s
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course HIST 1300 taught by Professor Professorrice during the Fall '09 term at Macomb Community College.

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Unit 3.5 - WWII Sept 1, 1939 WWII begins 1. Europe begins...

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