Start with the fact that the in the US the minimum military enlistment age was 17, in the UK it was 16, and in Germany by war's end 12 year-old children were recruited and used as soldiers. Thousands of Americans lied about their age and enlisted anyway, There were American soldiers killed in battle who were as young as Aside from enlisting in the military, most sixteen year olds left school and went to work. They were young adults, not "teenagers. Also, the US draft excluded fathers in all most all cases.
These Fascinating Photos Show What Life Was Like During World War II
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The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions. When the War started in I was 15 and a half - too old to be evacuated but not old enough to be 'Called up'. I lived with my Mum and Dad and a younger Sister born in My Dad, who had served in the First World War and was wounded twice, felt it best for her to be evacuated, although at 8 years old and coming from a happy home, she never quite forgave them for sending her away. As for myself I had been at work for about three months and was a shorthand typist in an office at Victoria after completing a commercial course at North Hammersmith Central School for four years. By we had been living in Shepherds Bush for about 11 years. Our parent's early married life had not been easy.
Effect of World War I on children in the United States
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Polish culture during World War II was suppressed by the occupying powers of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union , both of whom were hostile to Poland 's people and cultural heritage. The occupiers looted and destroyed much of Poland's cultural and historical heritage, while persecuting and murdering members of the Polish cultural elite. Most Polish schools were closed, and those that remained open saw their curricula altered significantly. Nevertheless, underground organizations and individuals — in particular the Polish Underground State — saved much of Poland's most valuable cultural treasures, and worked to salvage as many cultural institutions and artifacts as possible. The Catholic Church and wealthy individuals contributed to the survival of some artists and their works.