Life magazine WW2 "How Detroit Won the War"

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Cool Syscom, thanks for sharing.:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Every time someone posts something like this, I lose HOURS of my life! :lol: Great post, Sys!
     
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    Great find Sys. :thumbright:


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    Ive heard that the number of workers who were seriously injured or killed was staggering, almost like the factories themselves were battlegrounds.
     
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    Thanks, "LIFE" is such a great resource... :eating::coffee:
     
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    Great post Sys, after this I've been more interested in WW2 photographs by Life Magazine.
     
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    Pic 21 is a M3 Lee, not a Sherman.
     
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    The scope of manufacturing in Detroit during WW2 always amazes me! It's mind boggling, I am sure the Axis felt the same way too!
     
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    great stuff thanks :)
     
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    Which was Bogie's ride in the 1943 movie "Sahara".

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    Very cool, indeed! Pity that the motor city has fallen on such hard times.
     
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    Good stuff, Sys. Many thanks. It was interesting seeing in the first picture, M3s and M4s on the same assembly line. Bogie had an M3. One of the best WW2 films IMO. Also interesting to see the racist signs in Michigan. One might have thought that only in the South would those signs be seen.
     
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    Here are some snaps of the movie in question...
     

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    There were race riots in Detroit in 1943. I have to look up the details, but that would make for an interesting thread.
     
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    Very cool ( not about the race riots).
     
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    There were racist signs like that in Illinois until the late 1950's, early 1960's according to my parents.
    There were signs on the fountains, the bathrooms and the stores in Springfield including the government buildings in "The Land of Lincoln," the man who freed the slaves.


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