This is Uncle Sm he is an Advertisment representing men and convincing men to come to war. Uncle Sam was a very famous Patrioatic inspiration and represents America to even this day. The inspirational character gets its's name from Samuel Wilson, he was a meat packer from Troy, New York. He supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army.
(During the war of 1812)
Women were filled into many male jobs during the war, and advertisments such as this one, which inspired women to help with defense industries, the civilian service, and even the armed forces. The Women in this picture was a charcater to represent what a Women can be, and can fill the roles of men's jobs. Her name is Rosie the Riveter, a strong, competent woman dressed in overalls and bandanna. A good Patriot for Women.
Technology back then compared to today changed a lot, today we have drones, and extremely powerful weaponry. Here is a list of weapons they used back then.. A M1 (Bazooka), Shoulder-Fired, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher. A M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1) Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Carbine. One of my faviorte and most popular weapon used back then was the M1 Thompson, Submachine Gun, also called the Tommy Gun.
Children were greatly affected by World War 2 and nearly two million children were evactuated from their homes at the start of the war. They had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons. Children in cities had to worry about bombing raids and it was a big task to evacuate all of the children. Children did not have good education during the war. All of the schools were damaged by bombing. There childhood ends alot earlier then you would think.
Health during World War 2 was not good as you would of thought, back then they didn't know what we know today and didn't know how bad radiation really was, Men went out to Hiroshima from 20-30 days, not a long enough wait for the radiation to be cleared. Back then they also believed that Carrots helped your eyes and could help you see in the dark, WWII Propaganda Campaign populazied this myth, according to science the amount of Vitamin A in the carrot improves your eye health.
On August 6, 1945, The Untied States Dropped It's first Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, the bomb was also known as "Little Boy" and urainum gun- type bomb that killed around 90,000 to 166,000 from the time of the exsplosion and months later. Three days later the Untied States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, 40,000 and 75,000 people died immediately, at the end and estimated 80,000 people died total in Nagasaki.