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Daniel Inouye: War Production
For maybe the first time in U.S. history, every citizen seemed involved in the war effort.
Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
"I believe that war was the only war in which Americans involved themselves as a nation. In the Revolutionary war, one third were for it, one third were against it, one third didn't care. But in this war, children went around collecting pennies or spare tires. We had victory gardens where they planted lettuce and carrots and cabbages. Women took the part of their husbands or boyfriends and got on the assembly line. It was a war that, I think the whole nation, took part in and did so magnificently. We would not have won the war if it weren't for that. Because it takes more than a soldiers contribution. Somebody who makes that grenade plays an important role also."