Frederick Nagle on WWII and the post-war era
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Frederick Nagle, Professor of Geological Sciences, wearing a “Rosie the Riveter” t-shirt and a cap advertising Spam, lectures on the post-WWII era. He recalls the horror of seeing handicapped veterans returning from the War. He talks about war posters and rationing and about how Spam was a major food source for soldiers, and about other food issues such as home canning and preservation. He listened to the radio for the news when he was a boy and recalls seeing television for the first time when he was twelve. He also remembers seeing Marlon Brando playing a paraplegic veteran in the 1950 film "The Men." After the war, with new prosperity, Americans were anxious to purchase automobiles as soon as they could.