SQ 2016-Douglass Gates
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SubjectOwn Memories; Propoganda; Rationing; Child; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Black Market; Wilmington Delaware
Douglas Gates was five years old and lived in Wilmington, Delaware when the United States entered World War Two. In his interview Doug Gates gives a glimpse into what it was like to be a child during World War Two. His uncle was drafted and his family took in female defense workers while he played war games and wanted to be a solider.
Douglas Gates tells stories of neighbors hording supplies, improvised electricity, taking in female defense workers, rationing, and what children were doing during WWII.