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4-H and Home Demonstration Work during World War II
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.3
During the years of World War II, North Carolina women were led by Home Demonstration and extension agents in programs to increase food production and preservation. 4-H clubs also aided the war effort, primarily through the "Food for Victory" program and the "Feed a Fighter" campaign.
Format: article
By Amy Manor.
4-H club boys and girls exhibiting their Victory Garden posters
4-H club boys and girls exhibiting their Victory Garden posters
A group of 15 students are pictured in this black and white photograph showing their 4-H posters which celebrate “Victory Gardens.” Six girls are standing behind a group of kneeling boys and girls in front of some tall pine trees and a hedge.
Format: image/photograph
4-H club boys and girls holding signs supporting Victory Gardens
4-H club boys and girls holding signs supporting Victory Gardens
In this black and white photo two rows of boys and girls are posing hold their hand-made posters promoting good health for victory (in World War II). The boys in the front are kneeling and almost all of the are wearing button-down shirts and overalls. The...
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4-H club contributions to the war effort
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.7
This page includes three reports sent by county agents of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service after the war ended. Each county agent outlined the contributions of 4-H club members in his or her county to the war effort. Includes historical commentary.
Format: report/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
4-H mobilization for victory (1943)
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.4
In this letter to local extension agents, the North Carolina Director of Extension, J. O. Shaub, explained what 4-H clubs needed to do to mobilize youth to aid the war effort during World War II. Includes historical commentary.
Format: pamphlet/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
The 4-H Victory Garden
The 4-H Victory Garden
This illustration is from the cover of a pamphlet distributed by 4-H during World War II to promote a gardening drive. The theme of this program was that “food will win the war and write the peace.” The black and white image consists of a drawing...
Format: image/illustration
Aerial view of Hiroshima after atomic bomb blast
Aerial view of Hiroshima after atomic bomb blast
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African American Marines, World War II
African American Marines, World War II
Original title: "Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st...
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African American Marines, World War II
African American Marines, World War II
Original title: "Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st...
Format: image/photograph
Air Attack in the Coral Sea
Air Attack in the Coral Sea
Joint Australian-United States Naval Task Group 17.3 is under attack in the Coral Sea in this photograph taken May 7, 1942. A Japanese torpedo bomber flies over the Task Group which includes the HMAS Australia.
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All fuel is scarce — plan for winter now!
All fuel is scarce — plan for winter now!
U.S. government poster warns Americans about the scarcity of fuel during World War II. An older man looks out a frosted window of a house at an outdoor thermometer.
Format: image/poster
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
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Allied advances through France and western Germany, 1944-45
Allied advances through France and western Germany, 1944-45
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Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
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Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
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Allied invasion of France, 1944
Allied invasion of France, 1944
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Allied occupation zones in Central Europe, 1945
Allied occupation zones in Central Europe, 1945
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Allied Plans for the Invasion of Japan, August 1945
Allied Plans for the Invasion of Japan, August 1945
Map shows Allied plans for Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of Japan in August 1945.
Format: image/map
America needs your scrap rubber
America needs your scrap rubber
U.S. Government poster from World War II illustrating the military need for rubber.
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Americans react to Pearl Harbor
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 4.5
Interviews recorded in early 1942 giving the reactions of ordinary Americans to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent declaration of war by the United States. Includes historical commentary.
Format: interview/primary source