SOURCE: Washington Post
As victory over Germany approached, Truman's economic and military advisors debated whether to begin to divert resources back into civilian production to ease what promised to be a difficult economic reconversion.
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
"The Rosies and veterans then told stories from the front lines. One Rosie said she was shocked at the idea of wearing pants to work. A veteran recalled being shot down from the sky in northern Italy and receiving notes from Rosies back home full of profanities toward Hitler."
The Cold War-era law went into effect during a time when President Truman felt the nation was unprepared.
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