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

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12 Nov 2018, 3:42 pm

WWII and my parents.


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12 Nov 2018, 3:50 pm

First thing that comes to mind re the 1940s?
As David Copperfield observes at the beginning of the famous novel by Charles Dickens:

"I am born".



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13 Nov 2018, 9:04 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Winston Churchill, who may have unwittingly invented the "peace sign."

The original meaning of the "peace sign" was "victory."
That's a peace sign!? I only know it as meaning victory.


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14 Nov 2018, 3:26 am

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06 Dec 2018, 11:07 pm

World War II and the American Girl doll, Molly. :)



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06 Dec 2018, 11:56 pm

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.


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07 Dec 2018, 12:09 am

The beginning of the Baby Boom in 1946.


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07 Dec 2018, 10:27 am

The invasion of Pearl Harbor (77 years ago today)



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22 Jan 2020, 1:42 am

D-Day. June 6, 1944.



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22 Jan 2020, 1:55 am

The United States.



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22 Jan 2020, 2:02 am

the beginnings of high tech



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22 Jan 2020, 2:03 am

auntblabby wrote:
the beginnings of high tech

Such as the Jeep and the Aircraft Carrier.



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22 Jan 2020, 2:05 am

Incredible dresses



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22 Jan 2020, 2:05 am

Dylanperr wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
the beginnings of high tech

Such as the Jeep and the Aircraft Carrier.

and digital computers and transistors