A year of change, fear, conflict and… iconic images. Masterspy has dropped some photos my way from what looks like an aircraft manufacturers archive. I have managed to find the source, and what a source it is. There are plenty of them and they reek of their era. These rare colour pictures show typical but posed scenes from the manufacturing war effort in the USA.
Aren’t you just fascinated by large radials!
Remember the scene in Tora Tora Tora? Admiral Yamamoto was responding to one of his staff officer’s jubilation at the success of the Pearl Harbor raid. The aircraft were just landing back on the carrier and he said something like, “… don’t be so sure of victory, we have woken a sleeping giant.”
Not verbatim but you get the drift. From our sleeping giant arose a massive industrial effort to produce war material the likes of which the world had never seen – and the rest is history.