War and Dress: World War II

On September 1st, 1939 Adolf Hitler's forces invaded Poland, which began the Second World War. The Axis powers included Germany, Italy and Japan who fought against the Allies ho were the United States, France, Britain, the Soviet Union, and China from 1939 to 1945.

After the invasion of Poland, Britain and Russia joined forces to try to save Poland from the attack. This, of course, led to the bombing of London also known as the Blitz, which started on September 7th, 1940 and lasted for 57 consecutive nights until May 10th, 1941. These continuous bombings completely destroyed the city and left 13,000 people dead and 200,000 homeless.

America entered the war on December 7th, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy", based on the attack of Pearl Harbor. The United States joined Allied forces to battle the Axis countries. The Nazi's gained strength, by assuming occupation in various countries in Europe. The war would end after the Battle for Berlin where Germany finally surrendered, as did the rest of the Axis powers.

At the end of World War II more than 50,000,000 lives were lost, and many countries especially England were in ruins. To date there has yet to be a war of such magnitude.

Fashion Collection at Lasell College

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Tessa LeRoux, Ph.DProfessor of Sociology; Director of Nancy Lawson Donahue ’49 Institute for Values and Public Life; Book Review Editor for Journal of Family Theory and ReviewTessa Leroux's main scholarly work is in the field of gender and family studies. She has published articles in the area of gender role socialization, teenage pregnancy and single parenthood, domestic work and migration, and family ideology.  

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