Amazing colorized photos show a unique side of World War II

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world war ii color

Alfred T. Palmer/The Library of Congress

The 1930s and 1940s were a time of upheaval for both the US and the world at large.

Reeling from the start of the Great Depression in 1929, the world soon faced a greater disaster with the start of World War II from 1939 to 1945. Although the US did not enter into the war officially until after Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the global war still affected the US.

The following photos, from the U.S. Library of Congress, give us a rare glimpse of life in the US during World War II in color. The photos show some of the amazing changes that World War II helped usher into the U.S., such as women in the workforce and the widespread adoption of aerial and mechanized warfare.

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