BC: Written for George and Henry, if you get home and we aren't here. Momma loves you
FC: We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.” Winston Churchill
1: G | B | vs | Starting to fight
2: The germans
3: We never expected them to be a problem. They re-armored their nation, but we didn't mind as much as we should have... Everything went down hill from there!
4: The Propaganda
5: "Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future." Joe Baca | Now that Great Britain and France decided that the Germans needed to be stopped, America started producing massive propaganda draws. As women of soldier families, we were worried for their safety, as well as ours.
6: Urbanization British propaganda scared people into fleeing from the cities. When we found out about the bombing raids on big cities and industrialized areas, Momma was the only thing that kept us form moving out. A bunch of people keep moving in, we got new neighbors; the Jones. Momma says a bunch of people are going to be coming, from the country, form Europe and from poor areas.
7: "Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless." ~Charles M. Crowe | Rationing Once we found out we were going to war, the allied powers sent around many posters for saving food, buying bonds and saving things like oil and rubber.
8: The men are gone, there jobs are not... | US WOMEN!
9: When the men left, the factories took the only workers that were left; us women. We build the tools that kept the war running, everything from the guns to the bullets to the tanks and the cars. Women also went over and were the medics, to heal the men when they were shot or other wise hurt.
11: George says in one of his most recent letters that the blacks over there are treated much better than over here. Over there he says there is a sense of camaraderie that the soldiers have. That camaraderie is the fact that blacks are treated equally to whites over there, but when they come home, its back to the basics. Its even worse for Asians over on the west coast. "Tokio Kid" is ruining Japanese-American lives. The newest order from the government is that the Jap-Americans are to be pushed into concentrated camps to protect form possible Japanese insurgents.
12: HOLLYWOOD the land of the stars Henry says that Hollywood has seen a big boom since the war started, and an even bigger one since Japan attacked Hawaii. He says that the land of movies has started making shows for the soldiers, and wants me to send a letter to them to thank them. The soldiers all really appreciate it, especially Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny. He says they are funny. I haven't seen one yet, but I found a few pictures in the newspaper today, so I am putting them in here. A lot of what Hollywood is doing is for the war effort, there are a few things encouraging the paying of people's income tax. Dolly and I went to go see that one, and I liked it. It was funny
14: To be honest we are scared. George and Henry haven't sent letters this month, and the radio said the fighting is getting worse. We were told that George isn't in any significant fighting yet, he is stationed at Hawaii to guard against another Japanese attack, although leaders doubt there will be another on Hawaii. Henry though is in France, fighting for their freedom. They overtook the beaches and we are told all went well, but we cant help but worry for him. Momma says that she can't take the stress anymore, what with her son and son-in-law off to war, and Jewels and I in the "work force of America". Dolly made out, she is still to young to marry, and too young to work, but she still worries for them. Momma stays home while Dolly goes to school and Jewels and I go to work. I am in a factory making wheels for the trucks, and Dolly is making clothes I think. We are stressed, and hope our boys make it home soon. The neighbors have it bad, the Peterson's, because they have 7 kids and their father is over there. We help out when we can, cus Mr. P is in the 107th, and their in the thick of things, and we fear for poor Mrs. P.'s sanity.
16: Henry sends that his platoon is still segregated, yet the 106th has a black captain somewhere in its ranks. The Selective Service Training Act passed this year means that blacks and whites and anyone of any race can volunteer for combat training, yet we still don't want them on our block. Mr. Jones had a black co-worker who went off to war. He came back cus he got shot in the leg and he | couldn't get a job no wheres. New York and the shore towns in Connecticut are filling up with black people because there are jobs there, but I don't thing the hiring rate is very high. I am fortunate.
17: Migrations-- Living in New York as we do, we see new people flowing off the boat everyday. Europe is being fought over, and the people are evacuating. We assume its not as bad as they say, but we fear the worst. | The people are getting off the boat and traveling as far from the shore as they can, be that they go out west, or they can only make it to a job somewhere in the city, the people are coming in and flooding the place. Momma says its mostly Jews, cus Hitler is mowing them down over there, but I see a lot of different type of peoples.
19: Momma signed us up for the Civil Defense group in our area before she got sick. We got a helmet and handbook, badge and we have to go to help others as often as we can, only problem being we are so busy.