The US Home Front 1941-45
Publication Date: February 19, 2008
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Osprey's examination of the situation on the United States home front during World War II (1939-1945). The outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939 led to cautious attempts to raise volunteer organizations among American men and women, to back the armed forces in the event of the USA becoming directly involved in the conflict. The attack on Pearl Harbor caused a huge surge of patriotic response, and voluntary enlistment in a wide range of auxiliary and civilian support services, as well as the armed forces, swelled vastly. Looking first at the background and general character of wartime life in the States, Alejandro de Quesada covers the main services, providing an interesting comparison with the conditions on the British Home Front and the experiences of other countries caught up in the war, examining organizations from the Red Cross to the Coast Guard. Full-color artwork reconstructions of the uniforms of over a dozen services are a unique feature of this book.
About the Author
Alejandro de Quesada is a military history writer, an experienced researcher and collector of militaria, photos and documents and runs an archive as a secondary business, with a strong Hispanic-American content.
He has written 12 books and over 50 articles, including Elite 137: "The Mexican Revolution 1910-20," He is a leading authority on Spanish-American subjects. The author lives in Tampa, FL.