HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GREAT WAR?
The United States entered the First World War, known as the Great War, on April 4, 1917. This was a historical turning point for our country as well as in Europe, where fighting had already been going on for three years. Women played new key roles, not only by aiding the Allies in the war effort, but also stepping into jobs formerly held by men to keep their respective countries running smoothly for the four years their fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons battled the enemy overseas. And during this time, women more than proved their exceptional capability and won the right to vote.
The Great War also ushered in a new industrial era. Department stores sold ready made goods and uniforms, while factories mass produced automobiles, trucks, ships, planes, tanks, and of course, weaponry. Espionage was prevalent as well, not only in this country prior to the war, but with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, spies became rampant across Europe.
In today’s culture, the Second World War has become highly publicized--in books, film, and the news. Yet it’s a little known fact that organizations like the Resistance Movement, Land Girls, and “Rosie the Riveter” - women building ships, tanks, and planes, and even working as spies, like Mata Hari—all had their beginnings in the Great War.
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