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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 8:49 p.m. PST

…to get soldiers' uncensored opinions here's what they said

"In September 1940, World War II was a year old. The US was still a noncombatant, but it was preparing for a fight.

That month, the US introduced the Selective Training and Service Act the first peacetime draft in US history. Mobilizing the millions of troops was a monumental task and essential to deploying "the arsenal of democracy" that President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on Americans to provide.

Inducting millions of civilians and turning them into effective troops and keeping them happy, healthy, supplied, and fighting was also a daunting challenge…"
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