Tag: wwii

  • Battle of Los Angeles: Fear and Anxiety

    On this date in 1942, anti-aircraft guns blazed over the city of Los Angeles during what was eventually determined to be a false alarm. Here are some things you might not have known about “The Battle of Los Angeles.” The United States was three months into its involvement in World War II following the Japanese […]

  • Iwo Jima: Raising the Flag in Victory

    On this date in 1945, five United States Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Here are some things you may not have known about the battle, the moment and the iconic photograph. Iwo Jima is located halfway between […]

  • Rationing: Making Do During WWII

    On this date in 1940, food rationing began in Great Britain during World War II. Here are some things you may not know about rationing. Bacon, butter and sugar were the first foods to be rationed in the UK. This was followed by rations for meat, tea, jam, cereals, cheese, eggs, milk and canned and […]