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World War II Lore

How America and its citizens were affected by the Great War.

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World War II Lore Slogans Popular Songs Reactions to Pearl Harbor and
Hiroshima bombings. Black Marketing Movies "Lend a Hand on the Land"
When all the men went to war,
there was a shortage of able-bodied
men to farm. Organizations taught
women how to do jobs, and groups
of women would help with farming
and other jobs. "Careless Talk Costs" During World War II, those who knew about military plans had to be careful as to not give away that information to the enemy. "Make do and Mend" During the war, there was a shortage of clothes due to so many people fighting in the war. So if clothes were damaged, you had to "Make do and mend". "Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases" In order to be in tip-top shape for war, there was a huge push for staying healthy. Words and Music: Jack Judge and Harry Williams

It's a long way to Tipperrary, It's a long way to go;
It's a long way to Tipperrary To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell, Leicester Square,
It's a long, long way to Tipperrary, But my heart's right there!
"It's a long way to Tipperrary" "Keep the Home Fires Burning" Words: Lena Gilbert Ford
Music: Ivor Novello

Keep the Homes fires burning
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home,
There's a silver lining
Through the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark clouds inside out,
Till the boys come Home.

Run Rabbit Run Words & Music by: Noel Gay and Ralph Butler.

On the farm, every Friday
On the farm, it's rabbit pie day.
So, every Friday that ever comes along,
I get up early and sing this little song

Run rabbit - run rabbit -
Run! Run! Run!
Run rabbit - run rabbit -
Run! Run! Run!
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Goes the farmer's gun.
Run, rabbit, run, rabbit, run.
Run rabbit - run rabbit -
Run! Run! Run!
Don't give the farmer his fun!
Fun! Fun!
He'll get by without his rabbit pie
So run rabbit - run rabbit -
Run! Run! Run!

Run Adolf, Run Adolf, Run, Run, Run,
Now that the fun has begun, gun, gun;
P'raps you'll just allow us to explain,
What we did once, - we can do again.
We're making shells by the ton, ton, ton.
We've got the men and the mon, mon, mon.
Poor old soul, - you'll need a rabbit-hole, -
So, run Adolf, run Adolf, run, run, run.
By World War II, television was relatively new and expensive, so not many people owned a television.
However, cinemas and theaters did grow in the number visitors they got.
Some more recent films include: Letters from Iwo Jima

Flags of our Fathers

Pearl Harbor During the war, many movies about World War II came out.
Between 1939 and 1945, over 100 films about the war were produced. America was not the only country who made movies about World War II; China, Denmark, Japan, Germany, and Italy were also making movies.
Well over 1,000 movies have been produce that depict World War II. During World War II, the black market grew at an alarming rate. This growth was caused by rationing food and other items and trade ships being attacked. The Black Market served as a way for people to get more of rationed goods, however the pricing was usually very high. The black market caused an increase in price for rationed things, and made it more difficult for governments to distribute these rationed goods. The black market not only took affect in America, but also in Japan, Britain, Germany, and other countries. Japan America Pearl Harbor Hiroshima Japanese citizens were saddened by the bombing at Pearl Harbor.
They knew they were going into a difficult fight with America. The Japanese government was divided when they made the decision to bomb Pearl Harbor. The Japanese citizens were horrified with the amount of destruction the atomic bomb had done to Hiroshima. They were in disbelief, during the war, the Japanese didn't believe America had the technological advancements to make, transport, and drop a nuclear bomb. Pearl Harbor The American people were in shock, disbelief, terror, and awe as they learned of the Imperial Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Americans were caught off-guard, and this attack led to American involvement in World War II. America declared war on Japan, and Germany declared war on America. This attack also led to the internment of Japanese-American citizens. Hiroshima American citizens were sad for the loss of so many lives, but the majority of Americans thought it was necessary to end the suffering. Some Americans were excited for peace, while others were simply content with the end of the war. For America, the bombing of Hiroshima was a horrible event, and to this day America has not dropped another atomic bomb. But, it can be viewed as an extreme retaliation to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
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