First thing that comes to mind when you think of the 40s

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04 Apr 2018, 12:06 pm

The first thing that comes to my mind is WWII.


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04 Apr 2018, 12:10 pm

Fedora hats and zoot suits.

Big band music.

Rationing.



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04 Apr 2018, 12:11 pm

The Golden Age Of Film Noir, which is a title associated with the 1940s.


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04 Apr 2018, 12:49 pm

Vera Lynn


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04 Apr 2018, 12:52 pm

WWII
Dresses with pockets
Tin cans


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04 Apr 2018, 8:37 pm

Big Band Music
The London Olympic Games of 1948 (Roger Bannister was selected as a possible competitor at age 19)
Emil Zatopek debuted at London in 1948



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04 Apr 2018, 11:30 pm

Oompapa and polka music.


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05 Apr 2018, 1:16 am

CockneyRebel wrote:
Oompapa and polka music.

Why do you associate THAT with the 1940's?

Polka music predated the 1940s by centuries.



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05 Apr 2018, 1:20 am

WWII

Big Band/Swing music

Boogie Woogie and roots R+B music.

First flying saucer sightings

Jackie Robinson Joins the Dodgers and breaks the color barrier in pro baseball.

Humphrey Bogart/film noir



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05 Apr 2018, 1:23 am

The Golden Age of Western Animation. Although it began in the late 20's, it pretty much peaked in the 40's.

Jazz and swing music.

Inventions of many items still being used today, like Tupperware, Velcro, the Jeep and even the microwave oven.

Classic toys like Slinky and Frisbee.

The first electronic computer, which looks nothing like a modern computer and filled up a whole room.

Women taking over many jobs because the men had gone to war, but mostly quitting and going back to being housewives when the war ended.

Rationing.



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05 Apr 2018, 1:42 am

I would say WWII, the big band era, Glenn Miller,



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05 Apr 2018, 1:46 am

CockneyRebel wrote:
Vera Lynn


My Mum likes Vera Lynn, she has a few Cd's of her and says it brings back memories of that time when she lived in London during WWII and going down to Devon to live.



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05 Apr 2018, 8:29 am

naturalplastic wrote:
CockneyRebel wrote:
Oompapa and polka music.

Why do you associate THAT with the 1940's?

Polka music predated the 1940s by centuries.


That's the type of music that the Germans celebrated with after the war. They wanted to celebrate a more peaceful time ahead.


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05 Apr 2018, 4:29 pm

Yay, finally another one of these threads! :D


WW2
rationing
blinds
bombings
occupation
paper clips, combs, nisseluer, coins (they were used as national symbols that people might wear)
some kids burning books that the Nazi leadership told them to use as text books
Vera Lynn


My grandparents getting married.


Big band era, Glenn Miller


Lassie movies


Jazz


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05 Apr 2018, 4:49 pm

WWII is the only thing that comes to my mind when I think of the 40s.