The Mobilization of the United States in World War II: How the Government, Military and Industry Pre (BOK)

V.R. Cardozier

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As Hitler prepared for and then carried out his assault on Western Europe in the late 1930s through 1941, the U.S. military was severely undermanned; the army was ranked only 19th worldwide in size. For the most part the American public followed an isolationist line, feeling that Hitler's aggression was a European problem that did not affect the United States.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 abruptly ended America's isolation, and the country rapidly prepared for a world war on two fronts. Industries converted seemingly overnight to the production of war material, while government agencies sprang up to oversee the mobilisation effort. For the first time, women entered the work force on a large scale; others joined the military services, primarily as nurses or in support roles. The military quickly regained its strength, rising to 8 million members by 1945. Patriotism on the home front was fueled by enthusiastic news reports of American victories. This is the story of the successes and failures of the United States in mobilising for and at the same time fighting a world war.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter V.R. Cardozier
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780786477432
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 363 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Second World War, History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000