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...that it was a time when a lot of fascinating inventions were tried, which really demeans the experiences of those involved.
The things that really matter, in my opinion, are:
- Global extent of the war. What populations were affected. Mark them on a map.
- Duration. The war began even before 1939, with German involvement in Spain, and the Japanese invasion of China.
- Technology. Yes, a lot of new things were invented for the military, but I think the devices that really mattered to WW2 were newsreel, radio, and telephone. Governments had all these things; civil populations did not, and they had not developed immunity to their effects. They were not inclined to disbelieve the "official line" as we are today. Anti-war movements were embryonic and ill equipped. Political correctness was not invented. Kids who are used to the possibility of posting a crap song in Youtube and becoming a star, should imagine what it's like when your local cinema shows newsreels portraying your race as evil subhumans. What can you do about it? Make them think. Sadly, the correct answer is 'emigrate'.