Veterans recall the brutality of war with the Japanese, their allegiance to their emperor, the tropical heat, the jungle, the danger of the rocky reefs, and the threat of malaria, for which they took Atabrine. The memories come flooding back, as our veterans speak of these events, as though they occurred just yesterday.
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- 5.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, and social effects of World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath (i.e., 19301950) on the United States and South Carolina.
- 5.3.CO Compare the ideologies and policies that led to World War II.
- 5.3.P Summarize the U.S. governments transition away from neutrality policies following World War I that led to its eventual involvement in World War II.
- 5.3.CX Contextualize the technological and geographic influence on military strategies in the Pacific and European theaters of war of World War II.
- USHC.4 Demonstrate an understanding of how the American identity both at home and abroad was affected by imperialism, world conflict, and economic boom and bust in the period 1893 to 1945.