You don’t have to be a history buff to understand the impact World War II had on the United States and our global community. After all, this war was one of collective action: ration programs, widespread humanitarian atrocities, and citizens banding together on the homefront to support military action. While it was a time of undeniable struggle and tragedy, it also leaves behind a fascinating history that has shaped the development of our modern world. These nine photos of life during WWII in Detroit highlight the conflict’s influence on our local community, in ways both large and small.
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