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1940s Gallery: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
1940s Gallery: Swindon Works Map, c.1940s
Swindon Works Map, c.1940s
1940s Gallery: Red army soldiers raising the soviet flag over the reichstag in berlin, germany, april 30, 1945
Red army soldiers raising the soviet flag over the reichstag in berlin, germany, april 30, 1945
1940s Gallery: Toby Twirl Adventures 1949 1940s UK mcitnt childrenA•s storys adventures childrens
Toby Twirl Adventures 1949 1940s UK mcitnt childrenA•s storys adventures childrens
1940s Gallery: Kind Hearts And Coronets
Kind Hearts And Coronets
1940s Gallery: Whisky Galore! (1949) UK quad poster
Whisky Galore! (1949) UK quad poster
1940s Gallery: Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965
Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965
1940s Gallery: Brighton Rock (1947) UK One Sheet
Brighton Rock (1947) UK One Sheet
1940s Gallery: Vincent Rapide HRD Series C black 1949 1940s 40s
Vincent Rapide HRD Series C black 1949 1940s 40s
1940s Gallery: Orson Welles as Harry Lime in The Third Man
Orson Welles as Harry Lime in The Third Man
1940s Gallery: A chef at work in a London kitchen. 1947
A chef at work in a London kitchen. 1947
1940s Gallery: Whisky Galore
Whisky Galore
1940s Gallery: WWII: POSTER, c1943. Attack with me says Potato Pete. Lithograph, c1943
WWII: POSTER, c1943. Attack with me says Potato Pete. Lithograph, c1943
1940s Gallery: A swarm of bees which settled at the foot of a pole on a bomb site in Victoria Street
A swarm of bees which settled at the foot of a pole on a bomb site in Victoria Street
1940s Gallery: Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
1940s Gallery: The Third Man
The Third Man
1940s Gallery: A Scene from the The Third Man (1949)
A Scene from the The Third Man (1949)
1940s Gallery: Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer, 1954
1940s Gallery: A production still image from Brighton Rock (1947)
A production still image from Brighton Rock (1947)
1940s Gallery: A still image from Brighton Rock (1947)
A still image from Brighton Rock (1947)
1940s Gallery: Vera Lynn 1947
Vera Lynn 1947
1940s Gallery: B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomber Group 1945
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomber Group 1945
1940s Gallery: ca 1944: portrait of Carmen Miranda
ca 1944: portrait of Carmen Miranda
1940s Gallery: British Army Captain Chris Goddard, left, and Cpl Gary Fisher check out the Second
British Army Captain Chris Goddard, left, and Cpl Gary Fisher check out the Second
1940s Gallery: Ernest Hemingway Fishing
Ernest Hemingway Fishing
1940s Gallery: Ballerina Margot Fonteyn
Ballerina Margot Fonteyn
1940s Gallery: Firefighters standing by during the Blitz, London in WWII LFB150
Firefighters standing by during the Blitz, London in WWII LFB150
1940s Gallery: AFS women training, Highgate, London, WW2
AFS women training, Highgate, London, WW2
1940s Gallery: Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2
Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2
1940s Gallery: Colour lobby card for Brighton Rock (1947)
Colour lobby card for Brighton Rock (1947)
1940s Gallery: John Bull 1947 1940s UK bell ringing ringers churches magazines
John Bull 1947 1940s UK bell ringing ringers churches magazines
1940s Gallery: Holiday Haunts guide book, 1947
Holiday Haunts guide book, 1947
1940s Gallery: 1941: portrait of actress Hedy Lamarr
1941: portrait of actress Hedy Lamarr
1940s Gallery: PERRY COMO (1912-2001). American singer and entertainer. Photograph by James Kriegsmann
PERRY COMO (1912-2001). American singer and entertainer. Photograph by James Kriegsmann
1940s Gallery: Newton Abbot Station, Devon, 1945
Newton Abbot Station, Devon, 1945
1940s Gallery: Kings Square ( Market Place ) Enfield Town, London, with the Kings Head Public House
Kings Square ( Market Place ) Enfield Town, London, with the Kings Head Public House
1940s Gallery: Non-stop ! The famous Windmill Theatre girls work hard, but they know how to play
Non-stop ! The famous Windmill Theatre girls work hard, but they know how to play
1940s Gallery: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1940
Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1940
1940s Gallery: Patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex, May 1948
Patrolling the permanent way, Manningtree, Essex, May 1948
1940s Gallery: Joan Greenwood in Robert Hamers Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
Joan Greenwood in Robert Hamers Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
1940s Gallery: A montage for Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
A montage for Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
1940s Gallery: A production still image from Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
A production still image from Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
1940s Gallery: Gordon Jackson and Morland Graham
Gordon Jackson and Morland Graham
1940s Gallery: UK quad poster artwork for the 1999 release of The Third Man (1949)
UK quad poster artwork for the 1999 release of The Third Man (1949)
1940s Gallery: 1940s UK au fait womens dresses gloves
1940s UK au fait womens dresses gloves
1940s Gallery: The launch of HMS Eagle aircraft carrier
The launch of HMS Eagle aircraft carrier
1940s Gallery: White leghorn chicken
White leghorn chicken

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The 1940s were a decade of great change and turmoil in the United States. The country had just emerged from the Great Depression, and was now embroiled in World War II. Despite the hardships of war, this decade saw many advances in technology, culture, and social progress.

The 1940s began with America's entry into World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. This event marked a major turning point for America as it became involved in a global conflict that would shape its future for decades to come. During this time, millions of Americans enlisted or were drafted into military service to fight overseas against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. The war also brought about an increase in industrial production as factories churned out weapons and supplies to support troops abroad. This increased production led to an economic boom which helped pull America out of the Great Depression that had plagued it since 1929.

In addition to its involvement in World War II, the 1940s saw many technological advancements that would shape modern life today. Television sets became widely available during this time period which allowed people to watch news reports from around the world as well as entertainment programs like I Love Lucy or The Ed Sullivan Show. Advances were also made in aviation technology with new jet engines being developed for military use during this decade while commercial airlines began offering transcontinental flights across North America for civilians by 1946.

The 1940s also saw great changes socially with civil rights becoming a major issue throughout much of the United States during this time period due largely to efforts by African-Americans such as Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat on a bus due racial segregation laws at that time leading up what would become known as "the Montgomery Bus Boycott" which eventually lead to desegregation laws being passed throughout much of America by 1954 . Additionally women's rights became more prominent during this era with organizations such as NOW (National Organization for Women) being founded by Betty Friedan who wrote "The Feminine Mystique" which argued against traditional gender roles imposed upon women at that time . These movements helped pave way towards greater equality between men and women within society today .

Overall ,the 1940s was an important decade full of both hardship due wartime but also progress socially , technologically ,and economically . It is no wonder why it is often referred too fondly by those who lived through it simply known as "the good old days"