THE HOME FRONT: GERMANY, USA

I. THE HOME FRONT IN GERMANY

      A. RATIONING

            1. THE SITUATION IN 1940

            2. THE SITUATION IN 1943

            3. BLACK MARKET

      B. THE IMPACT OF STALINGRAD, 1943

            1. DISTRUST

            2. COMPULSORY LABOR SERVICE

            3. IMPORTING FOREIGN LABOR

            4. “TOTAL WAR”

      C. THE “WHITE ROSE” IN MUNICH, 1942-1944

            1. HANS & SOPHIE SCHOLL, C. PROBST

            2. BLEND OF PRAGMATISM AND MORALISM

      D. BOMBING

            1. MASS BOMBING OF CIVILIAN POPULATIONS

                  a. ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS

                  b. ARTHUR “BOMBER” HARRIS

            2. INEFFECTIVENESS OF RESISTANCE

                  a. ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE

                  b. FIGHTER PLANES

            3. THE HAMBURG FIRESTORM, JULY 1943

            4. DRESDEN “CARPET BOMBING,” FEB 1945

      E. SOVIET ATROCITIES, 1945

            1. REVENGE AGAINST GERMAN CIVILIANS

            2. THE WILHELM GUSTLOFF, 31 JAN 45

II. THE HOME FRONT IN THE UNITED STATES

      A. MONEY

            1. WAGES, HOURS, & PRICES

            2. RATIONING AND THE BLACK MARKET

            3. TAXATION

      B. WAR PRODUCTION

            1. LIBERTY SHIPS

            2. B-24 AND B-29

            3. e = mc2

      C. PERSONNEL

            1. MALES

                  a. SSA, 1940 AND 1942

                  b. LEWIS HERSHEY’S DRAFT BOARDS

                  c. ALTERNATIVE SERVICE, DEFERMENTS

            2. FEMALES

                  a. WACS, WAVES, WASPS & SPARS

                  b. ROSIE RIVETER, WENDY WELDER

                  c. CLASSIFIED SECRETARIAL WORK:

                      “LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS”

                      “THE WALLS HAVE EARS”

                  d. MOLLY THE MOM: THE BABY BOOM

            3. AFRICAN AMERICANS (IN 1942, NEGROES)

                  a. AN AMERICAN DILEMMA, 1944

                  b. A. PHILIP RANDOLPH AND FDR

                        1. EXECUTIVE ORDER, 25 JUN 41

                        2. THE NEGRO EXODUS

                        3. RACE RIOTS

                  c. CHANGES IN PUBLIC PERCEPTION