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Living in the Shadow of World War Two

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Exploring ways the effects of World War II extended beyond the battle zones.

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Combatant countries go to great lengths to maintain their people's morale, offering diversion and entertainment while reassuring citizens that their cause is just and victory certain.
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Civilian casualties caused by Axis and Allied aerial bombing campaigns outnumber military losses; citizens take action during the Blitz to protect themselves.
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Every combatant nation introduces a form of rationing to attempt to maintain a reliable food supply; ersatz recipes, substitute ingredients and digging up athletic fields increase agricultural output to help keep people fed.

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