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2 ; connection to today 10 Things You Don't Know About Military Marriages

2 ; connection to today 10 Things You Don't Know About Military Marriages | Women On The Homefront | Scoop.it
In honor of Memorial Day, we talked to four military spouses about what what their marriages are really like, especially when one spouse is far away or in combat. They shared some truths about their lives, which are often misunderstood by civilians.
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While common marriage advice holds that a person should place his or her marriage above all else, military spouses often don't. Living with this reality often requires a lot of patience, said Alison Perkins, who serves as the editor of a military spouse resource website, SaluteToSpouses.com. "In a military marriage, duty is first; everything else second,” said Perkins, who lives in Honolulu with her husband, an active-duty soldier in the Army, and their four children.

 
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United States home front during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The United States home front during World War II, supported the war effort in many ways, including a wide range of volunteer efforts and submitting to government-managed rationing and price controls. The labor market changed radically and peacetime conflicts with respect to race and labor took on a special dimension because of the intense pressure for national unity.

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Women also joined the workforce to replace men who had joined the forces, though in fewer numbers. Roosevelt stated that the efforts of civilians at home to support the war through personal sacrifice was as critical to winning the war as the efforts of the soldiers themselves. "Rosie the Riveter" became the symbol of women laboring in manufacturing. The war effort brought about significant changes in the role of women in society as a whole. At the end of the war, many of the munitions factories closed. Other women were replaced by returning veterans. However most women who wanted to continue working did so.[citation needed] Young daughters of these working women learned that to be a working woman was a normal part of life and later many of these daughters also became working women.[citation needed]


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Research Guides. Women and the Home Front During World War II. Overview.
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Although World War II began in Europe in early September of 1939, the United States did not join until December 8, 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Entering the war drastically changed the United States economy, and the nation immediately demanded more from its men and women. Since women's participation in the war effort was essential for an Allied victory, gender roles were dramatically altered, at least temporarily. While some women joined the new female branches of the military, many of those who stayed at home went to work in factories and filled other traditionally male jobs while their husbands, fathers, boyfriends, brothers, and sons left to fight. Many women who did not fight or work for pay chose to volunteer their time and energies for the war effort.

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1 : connection to today Army wives with deployed husbands suffer higher mental health issues - USATODAY.com

1 : connection to today Army wives with deployed husbands suffer higher mental health issues - USATODAY.com | Women On The Homefront | Scoop.it
Wives of soldiers sent to war suffered significantly higher rates of mental health issues than those whose husbands stayed home, according to the largest study ever done on the emotional impact of war on Army wives.
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WASHINGTON — Wives of soldiers sent to war suffered significantly higher rates of mental health issues than those whose husbands stayed home, according to the largest study ever done on the emotional impact of war on Army wives.

Those rates were higher among wives whose husband deployed longer than 11 months, according to findings that will be published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 
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2 : website review World War II Homefront - Women at Home

2 : website review World War II Homefront - Women at Home | Women On The Homefront | Scoop.it
Women's lives changed during World War II. This article summarizes the changes to women's lives on the homefront.
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In the United States, women were urged by organized propaganda campaigns to practice frugality, to carry groceries instead of using the car to preserve tire rubber for the war effort, to grow more of their family's food (in "Victory Gardens" for example), to sew and repair clothing rather than buy new clothes, to raise money for and contribute to war bonds, and generally to contribute to the morale of the war effort through sacrifice.

 
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