Hey Grandpa I heard about World War 2 today in class and I want to know all about it. Like what were the women's roles in the war?
Well, during a war there was a bill that became a law in 1942 called the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp, where women volunteers served in noncombat positions such as nurses and pilots.
That's great! Did anyone else get rights like the women did during the war?
The OSDR also set up the Manhattan Project which was a code name for research work on the atomic bomb that extended across the US. Early research was performed at Columbia University in Manhattan.
Actually yes, President Roosevelt brought scientists into the war effort. They brought many improvements in radar and sonar. This was called the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSDR).
Wow the scientists made an important role in the war! What were some of the important battles in World War 2?
Ok let's start with Battle of the Atlantic, this was the longest battle in the war that ran from 1939 to 1945 (6 years). It was a major part of naval history because of the defeat of Nazi Germany.
6 years!! That's a long battle, was the battle after this just as long?
The Battle of Stalingrad came after this, but instead of lasting 6 years it only lasted 5 months. During this battle The Soviet Union marked a major turning point in the war when they fought Germany for control of Stalingrad, Russia.
Did the war only consist of Germans?
The Germans were not only the major part of the war. The 99th Pursuit Squadron was formed in 1941 by brave African American pilots who were called the Tuskegee Airmen.
I have been learning so much today. Although, I want to learn about D-Day, I have heard a lot about it but I want to know what actually happened on that day.
D-Day (also known as Operation Overlord) occurred on June 6, 1944 when allied forces invaded northern France. Basically know that the Allies defeated the Germans in the following spring.