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How did life change fir woman during world war 2?
Life was very hard. With all of the men in the families gone, the women and children had to compenstate for the workload left behind. Life was harder as a result.
Answer Depends on where you were. If you were in London, or any of the industrial centers like Coventry, Birmingham or West Bromwich, or anywhere there was… a docks, you could pretty much expect the Luftwaffe to come calling every night of the week, week after week with tons and tons of bombs. Food was rationed: little sugar, next to no candy, no fresh fruit (my dad never saw an orange until he was 12), meat and cheese were rationed, although they tried to get milk to the kids as much as they could, especially the ones who were evacuated away from the bombing to farm areas in the north and Wales. Londoners, when they heard the air raid sirens, would head for the subway tunnels, which were relatively deep and relatively safe, but not relatively nice as a safe bed is. Girls trying to grab a night on the town would have to fake nylon or silk stockings with gravy browning powder and draw on the seams with eye pencil, which is why the Americans, with their endless supply of chocolate and stockings earned the ire of the men they fought alongside; Grandad said, as did many, the only thing wrong with the Yanks is they are overpaid, oversexed and over here. Whole areas of London, especially the docks on the River Thames, just disappeared. So did Coventry, so Churchill made sure Dresden and all its ancient loveliness just disappeared too. Can't ever trust a town that makes china dolls in wartime can you? Finally, the Royal Air Force managed to beat the Luftwaffe back, something that got a little easier when the allies started round the clock bombing of industrial towns in Germany that prevented the Germans getting crucial materials like ball bearings and steel; Lancaster bombers by night, American B17s by day, all with appalling losses when the average crew of a lost bomber was 8 men. There are plenty of "authentic" movies from Britain's Ealing Studios that represented the times, and some war yarns like 633 Squadron or The Dambusters can be found on video. I suppose if you asked the same question of a German what it was like in Hamburg or Munich, you'd get pretty much the same story. Phil
How the role of women changed during World War 2: When the men went off to fight for the first time the American/Canadian Governments asked the women to help their Nations… by working in the plants and other industries while the men were off fighting the war. That they did! That's where the American "Rosie the Riveter" came from. They helped build planes, worked in munitions plants, packed parachutes, became secretaries in the Corps, etc. The big mistake the governments made was when the men came back from war the women were basically told to go back home to their ironing and cleaning house and the men got their jobs back! The women for the first time had a taste of working and they knew they could do more than stay home and scrub, clean, look after kids and keep their mouths shut. They fought back, and some did get jobs and every generation is proving that women are quite capable of doing many jobs and holding high positions in corporations. Women today are scientists, doctors, lawyers, etc. As World War II approached, the government started to realize how many men were needed to fight on the frontline in order for Britain to realistically win the war. In order for that to happen, women had to take the other traditionally male jobs, and so in 1940 Sir William Beveridge demonstrated in a secret report the necessity for the conscription of women. By 1943, 17 million women aged between 14 and 64 were in the forces or involved in war work. Women worked in skilled jobs as mechanics, engineers, carpenters, code-breakers, farmers and pilots. The sudden gift of authority made some people respect women more, and realise that their fixed status was an unfair one. Women were more confident and independent, and showed this through a new wave of daring fashion statements. Many women were paid 5 times more per week than they were before the war, although they were still paid less than men, as they often earned 75% of a man's wage for doing the same work. The government began to recognise the importance of child-care for working women. They set-up nurseries and encouraged employers to allow women with children to job share. This liberated women more as their role became less child-dominated. Also, the TUC campaigned to make sure that women were treated equally to men. They successfully complained that women were paid 25% less and received lower accident compensation than men in the Rolls-Royce armament factories. Also, the attitude towards married women working adjusted slightly, and it became more acceptable for them to do try and find work. Therefore the number of employed, married women had increased by 1951. Women were greatly affected by these factors, but they also had to adjust to the degeneration of many of these changes after the war. A government survey in 1947 displayed that 58% of women believed that married women should not work. Nurseries shut down at the end of the war so many women who wanted to carry on working were forced to return home. In addition, employment opportunities returned to their former state, and in 1961 15% of doctors and 3% of lawyers were female. The Equal Pay Commission suggested that pay should not change or become more balanced, but instead women should look for different jobs so that they would not be in competition with men, and therefore "equal pay would not be an issue". Finally, women were still portrayed in their traditionally domestic role by the media, which confirmed the post-war attitudes that had already returned.
They had increased responsibilities. D. | There were fewer men at home and more jobs. They had more responsibilities. :3 apex
they were industrialized. The electronics got bigger and better and more important during life after world war 2. They also became alot more important to the daily life style.…
American factories began converting their materials into items usable for the war. Such as aircraft carriers, submarines, fighter planes, or even just uniforms. The United Sta…tes was effective in World War II because they produced war items faster than the Axis could destroy them. In 1942, the US had the lowest unemployment rate in its history.
Answer After the defeat of France in 1940 most people tried to return to living as they had done before the war. However, Germany demanded all kinds of goods from… France at bargain prices - just about everything from foodstuffs to tanks. Some - the collaborators - were willing to oblige. So the French had to work hard for their new masters. Many worked badly and very unwillingly. As a result, in 1943 the Germans started to deport a growing number of skilled Frenchmen to Germany, to work under direct German supervision in German factories. This did more than anything else to boost the resistance, as many young men decided to fight in France rather than work in Germany. The majority of French Jews were handed over to the Nazis and deported to the death camps. Some were hidden by French friends. In some ways the years 1940-44 were traumatic. Some people whom nobody would ever have expected to collaborate did so, and a handful who might have been expected to collaborate resisted. There was also a very nasty side to the liberation of France: a number of unscrupulous people 'framed' personal enemies as collaborators and shot them. After the war, France fought two colonial wars - one in Vietnam (1946-54) and the other in Algeria. This to some extent delayed postwar reconstruction, but now France is one of the most prosperous countries in Europe, though not without its problems.
Life was pretty hard for the poor, but not as bad as thedepression that the war ended. . During WWII, life was dominated by the war effort. Paper,rubber, food all were rati…oned so that more could be committed tothe war. The industries of the time were all concentrated onbuilding supplies. The massive recruitment of soldiers left hugelabor shortages often filled by blacks and women, and everyone feltthe fact that much of the young men in their neighborhoods weregone. Even children worked by having scrap drives. Comics, moviesand other mediums of entertainment were filled with propaganda. Ingeneral, all of American society, even on the homefront, wasoriented towards the war, which is why this war is considered atotal war.
It was very hard, as women had to do jobs men normally did and rations slowed people up a bit. Second answer: The Australians were attacked in the town of Darwin. People were… killed and property damaged. Other areas were harmed by the Japanese. They had to transfer children to the southern parts of Australia. Many families left the northern and eastern parts of Australia for the southern parts. Many men joined the military to fight in both the European, African and Pacific theaters of operations. They did and excellent job even though some lost their lives. The Australians went through similar experiences of the UK island but the Australians had many of their civilians imprisoned and treaty cruelly by the Japanese.
After the start of World War Two, life changed considerably in Britain. To avoid giving the enemy visual reference points at night, full blackout curtains had to be used to k…eep light from escaping from windows. Vehicle lights had to be covered so that only a pinhole was left to allow light to escape. Fuel was rationed, especially gasoline. Food was rationed, especially meat and other animal products, also clothing. Young children were sent into the country from the cities to protect them from the air raids. There were shortages of all kinds of consumables, from liquor to cigarettes. New cars were unavailable, and practically everyone between the ages of 18 and 50 was in some kind of military service, unless their job was considered essential to the war effort. Childless women aged 19-30 were also subject to national service, though not in a combat role. WWII changed Britain forever. In WWI, Britain considered itself a great power. One reason for that war was the fear the British felt of Germany, a rising power. The British had twice beaten down the French who had tried to reach for colonial expansion. Before that, they had harrassed and eventually beaten the Spanish, taking many of their colonies in the process.Thus Britain saw Germany, a rising power that desired colonies, possibly at the expense of England, as a threat. WWI saw Britain emerge a victor nation, appearing to be stronger than ever. Additional colonies were collected. Britain had no real rival for several years on the high seas. All seemed well on the surface. But in reality strains were beginning to show. When WWII started, these stresses reached crisis status. Many leaders in Britain realized that the war would bankrupt the country, overstress its financial and industrial base, and likely cost Britain its position as a world leading nation. Churchill would hear no arguments however, and proceeded on a war path. Ultimately this led to the bankruptcy and collapse of empire predicted by wiser heads. The two wars thus changed Britain in tremendous fashion. Britain turned from a nation with vast overseas possessions in mining, plantations and other assets, to a creditor nation. The colonies were quickly lost. The assets were mostly sold at distressed prices to finance the war. The Britain that emerged from WWII was much poorer than the one that entered it. The government changed too in reaction to this increase poverty. The old conservative, industry/colony based governments of the past were swept aside. (Churchill didn't even get to stay in office until the conflict was over). The replacement government was socialist in makeup, controlled by labor unions, hostile to industry, agreeable to high taxes on capital, and shot through with communist influence. Britain went into a long decline, until, incredibly, their standard of living fell below that of Germany and other European nations. The Thatcher government of the 1980s stabilized the situation somewhat but basically Britain today is just another minor nation on the map. The world leading nation that entered WWII is a thing of the past. AddendumThe above answer (#2) is substantially accurate. I would like to add a few points.In the interwar period Britain was overstretched. The heavy commitment to 'Southern Britain' (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) involved a huge commitment in the Far East, too (Singapore and to a lesser extent, Hong Kong). At the same time, Britain was heavily committed to India and in the Middle East. There were also colonies in Africa. With the rise of Nazi Germany, Britain faced the massive additional investment required to re-establish itself again as a great power **in Europe itself**. It's no wonder that this wrecked the country's finances. (In the 1930s Germany, by contrast, had no military commitments far from its home base).[There is plenty of evidence that Britain was struggling to reconcile its various commitments and that the British Empire didn't have much of a future, anyway. I am convinced that Churchill's decision in 1940 to continue the fight against Nazism was right].Despite the decline mentioned above, after 1945 living standards for ordinary people rose to levels that were way above those of earlier decades. One can argue that some of this wasn't soundly financed and that successive governments came close to killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.Britain was ruled by the Conservatives from 1951-64. They feared social strife and chose to do nothing to reverse existing trends - in some ways quite the opposite.The decline was worst in the late 1960s and the mid 1970s. According to some of the reports on the fall of Harold Wilson it seems that in 1976 Britain came dangerously close to the ultimate humiliation in domestic politics in a democracy - a military coup.In retrospect, Margaret Thatcher did more much than stabilize the situation: she reversed the decline, though this probably wasn't obvious at the time and some of the key reforms predated her premiership.A couple of examples. In 1974 the left-wing National Union of Mineworkers brought down the Conservative government of Prime Minster Edward Heath. (This followed very damaging miners' strikes in 1972 and 1974). Many of miners' leaders spoke and acted as it they thought they were perfectly entitled to behave like this. They overplayed their hand and in 1984, in a bruising confrontation, Margaret Thatcher smashed the power of the miners' union for ever.In 1976 the very top rate of income tax was still close to WW2 levels at about 98%. (The mind just boggles!). By 1978, this was reduced to about 70% and soon afterwards to 60%. These rates, though high, were a vast improvement on 98%+. At last there was a recognition of the need to stop discouraging investment, entreprise, creativity and hard work. Joncey
Families changed a lot because the men would leave to go to thewar. When your dad is not home you get lonely and frightened. Onereason you would get frightened is because your… dad is not there toprotect you. Your mama is, but your dad is more secure feeling.Your mama could protect you no matter what. Also it is scarybecause your dad could die. Some families already know what it islike to have the man or women ( mom or dad) out the house. Thefamily unit changed dramatically during WWII because women wereneeded to take over factory jobs. Not to mention women were treatedwith a new respect that they did not have before, and the lack ofmen during WW2 gave women the opportunity to show they are equal tomen, so maybe without this war having taken place women would stillbe seen as second class citizens and be prevented from working. The family unit became the center of American patriotism and wasthe cushion to fall back on when something terrible happened. Itwas the only thing that provided security and protection, togetherwe stand, divided we fall.
Answer . Well, if u mean like children in America during WWII i suppose life was pretty normal. Everything would be pretty normal except maybe the absence of a parent of t…hey were in the service.\n. \n. \nBut in Britan things were much worse. Every day almost there would be bombings and they spent most of the time in their air raid shelters and they had to carry round gas masks all the time. In London most schools were closed because most of the children had been evacuated to the country for safe keeping.
LIfe in Germany during World war two was kind of suspsious. Every corner you turned there could be a Nazi solider of a person running away from a Nazi. Someone could hav…e been holding a gun. Anything could of happened. Everyone was suspicious.
In US in WW2
Many of the wealthy people evacuated their homes privately and took up residence in safe countries. There were food rationed that effected everyone including the wealthy b…ecause supplies were needed to support the war efforts.
the American homefront was under a great crisis during ww2
it as better than world war 1
1- After fighting two World Wars, the United Kingdom lost its standing as one of the top world powers. 2- UK had a large empire prior to WW2 but after the war many countries …sought their independence. Some countries such as India did not gain their independence for many years but WW2 was a catalyst that began this change. 3- The UK had to borrow money from the US to pay for the war. This was not paid finally back until recently. 4- Food and clothing was rationed for many years. It was not until 1948 that the British could buy sweets (candy) again. 5- No cars were built between 1940 and 1950 so everybody had to drive round in old bangers for years. 6- The UK had to maintain a large army of occupation based in Germany for many years. This meant that all males had to spend two years in the armed services. 7- Many men returned from the war to find they had no job and had to find new jobs. 7- Large areas of countryside had been converted to aerodromes and army camps and could not be converted back. The beaches had to be cleared of anti-tank defenses and barbed wire. 8- Many cities had been seriously bombed and had to be rebuilt. Coventry Cathedral was totally destroyed and was rebuilt.