I know... but the men are fighting in the war. We have to work!
World War Two was a time of change. Change in society, change in the work force, change in technology, and change of heart.
Do we have to work in the factories? It is tiring... I should be in school!
There was loss, there was struggle, and there was a fight going on outside of the war: a fight to stay strong for family and for oneself.
Our son is dead! He was only seventeen!
A turning point in human history, and the ultimate test of determination and grit. So, how did World War Two change life as we know it forever?
Women's Rights: over 350,000 women served in the U.S. Armed Forces and five million women joined the workforce. Women were allowed jobs that they could not previously take up, such as becoming nurses, driving trucks, performing medical procedures on men during combat, and more. Women had worker's rights, which would change their role in society forever.
Psychological changes: Throughout and after the war, a new and unexpectedly large change in everyday life came about: loss. The loss of fathers, sons, and brothers who fought, young and old, came with grief and sorrow. Along with grief of lost soldiers came a newly identified struggle of those who came back alive: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Those with PTSD fought to go about their lives with a heavy weight on their soldiers.
We miss him too. But we have to carry on.
I miss my brother. I wish he didn't have to die in the war.
Technological changes: the war brought about countless innovations created for military combat, such as advanced submarines, machine guns, chemical and atomic weaponry, advanced rifles, and more. Along with changes in warfare came other changes, such as the exploration of space and the use of satelite. This would pave the way for our modern world with telephones, television, etc.