Springtime, Wartime: Bethlehem Steel, 1942

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Springtime, Wartime

In 1942, the welcome return of Spring was overshadowed by the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the fall of the Philippines and most of southeast Asia to the Japanese. The United States aggressively ramped up to a wartime footing manufacturing weapons, ammunition, tanks, planes and ships. Bethlehem Steel, which had essentially been the arsenal of the Allies in World War I, was in the forefront of this effort. 

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