WHEN PIN-UPS WENT TO WAR

“SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19/2020@01:59-U.S.ARMED FORCES, CANADIAN FORCES, HER MAJESTY’S FORCES: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR’S/2020-2021, THIS IS FOR Y’ALL!!!!” Brian MURZA/W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, Thorold, Ontario, Canada.

Bill Dobbins On Photography

WHEN PIN-UPS WENT TO WAR

By Bill Dobbins
http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com

World War II involved a commitment from the entire country never seen before or since.  After Pearl Harbor we found ourself in a two front war – in the Pacific against Japan and in Europe and elsewhere fighting Nazi Germany.  More than 16 million Americans served in the armed forces during the war.  405,000 were killed and 672,000 were wounded.  Domestically, American industry converted from building cars and other products to war production, making tanks, planes, ships, guns, ammunition and other necessary materials.  Women entered the military in unprecedented numbers and civilian women were recruited to fill jobs in industry vacated by men serving in the armed forces.

betty-grable-pinup2 This poster of movie actress Betty Grable was among the most popular pin-up posters of WWII.

With so many Americans under arms and with the rest of the population dealing with rationing, shortages…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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