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The word "reconversion" is a term so odd to our era that my auto-correct insists it is a misspelling - but the word appears more than a few times in the September 3, 1945 issue of Newsweek and it pertains to process of turning the economy (and society) from one centered on war to one that caters to consumers. This article encapsulates the excitement of the previous week when the war was declared over - rationing ended, POWs returned, Lend-Lease ended, the draft quotas reduced, nuclear energy created and and the recruits demobilized.

Click here to read about child labor exploitation during the Second World War...

     


The End of the Home Front (Newsweek Magazine, 1945)

The End of the Home Front (Newsweek Magazine, 1945)

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