The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two Setting & Symbolism

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Nisei

The Nisei are second generation Japanese Americans born within the United States.

OCS

OCS is the abbreviation for Officer Candidate School, in which many college bound men learned to be officers in WWII.

Beriberi

Beriberi is a lack of vitamin B-1, which causes kidney failure. As a result the body swells drastically as fluids build up in the body. Without treatment, death is certain.

WAC

WAC stands for the Woman's Army Corp, a division of the army in which women served in WWII.

Zoot Suit Riots

The Zoot Suit refers to a style of dress worn by Mexican-Americans, and the term zoot suit riot was also used to refer to the riots between those Mexican American youths and their American G.I. counterparts.

C.O.

A C.O., or conscientious objector, was a person in WWII who refused to fight because doing so violated their personal beliefs...

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