ARMY & NAVY: War's Weight


The cry of the war was for men, men and more men. The demand for manpower threatened the widest disruption of business and family life the country had ever known. The call was for men for war factories, for the farms, for the services. The U.S. had registered all its men from the ages of 20 to 44; now it prepared to list the oldsters. Franklin Roosevelt announced that on April 27 the grey, the bald and the stooped, 45 to 64, would be registered, to be called where needed in nonmilitary war...

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