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"...you think it's easy for a guy my age not to be in the Army? You think I'm having a good time? Every place I go people spit on me..."

So spake one of the 4-F men interviewed for this magazine article when asked what it was like to be a twenty-year-old excused from military service during World War Two. This article makes clear the resentment experienced at the deepest levels by all other manner of men forced to soldier-on in uniform; and so Yank had one of their writers stand on a street corner to ask the "slackers" what it was like to wear "civies" during wartime.

Click here to read an article about a World War Two draft board.

Read about the 4-F guy who creamed three obnoxious GIs.

     


Home Front Culture and Men Without Uniforms (Yank Magazine, 1945)

Home Front Culture and Men Without Uniforms (Yank Magazine, 1945)

Home Front Culture and Men Without Uniforms (Yank Magazine, 1945)

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