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Chapter 16 WW II

Northern Lights

Axis the nations led by Germany, Italy, and Japan during WWII
Allies the nations led by Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States during WWII
home front The name given to the part of war that was not actively involved in the fighting but which was vital to it
war effort the combined efforts of civilians and the military to help win a war
rationing A limited portion or allowance of food or goods; limitation of use
victory garden Gardens that citizens planted to raise their own vegetables, so that food could be sent to the troops.
ammunition The explosive cartidges or shells designed to be used in guns
portable Capable of being easily carried
pontoon flat bottom boat used to make bridges
civilian common people-non combat people
segregated the practice of setting one racial group apart from another
enlist To join
fanatical full of great enthusiasm or devotion
Nazi Adolf Hitler used fascism to create this type of government based on totalitarian ideas and was used to unite Germany during the 1930s.
reticent Not talking much; reserved
efficiency Achieving a goal as cheaply as possible
optimistic Hopeful and confident about the future
morale A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like
William Cummings A determined young man who worked multiple jobs during WWII. He finally worked at the New Brighton plant making ammunition
Twin Cities Ordnance One of 200 plants in the United States that Minnesotan was responsible for making weapons
Hildred Long Worked for the New Deal's Farm Security Administration, teaching women homemaking skills.
Leland Rowberg A 21-year-old Northfield native serving in the war in France
D Day June 6, 1944 was the day that the Allied stormed the beached of Normandy, France liberating the French from the German soldiers.
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