1940's News and Interesting Tidbits

1940's Pearl Harbor, Concentration Camps, Nuclear Bomb, Second World War
Collection Of Videos From The 40s
A few Video Clips from the 40's found on You Tube




The Battle OF Britain 1940







India and Pakistan INDEPENDENCE DAY








London's Burning 40s






Kamikaze Pilots 40s






We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 40s






1940s Movietone News








Battle Of Britain







Hiroshima and Nagasaki






1941 News Reel







1941 Pearl Harbor Pictures






1943 Calling All Women to Help the War Effort in US






1943 Judy Garland Over the Rainbow





D-Day News Reel 1944







FDR Telling The American People About D-Day 1944






Germany Surrender 1945






Howard Hughes Plane Crash 1946






V-2 Rocket 1946






India Independence 1947






Roswell 1947 Alien Footage ? 1947







Newsreel 1947







Billy Graham 1949






Harry S. Truman - Oath of office 1949






London Airport ( Heathrow ) 1949







Chevrolet 1940 Commercial






Late 40s Oldsmobile Commercial






Oldsmobile 1941 Commercial





Check out the Forties Section On The People History For Many More




Mans Innovation From The 40s
The Reason Human Beings are at the top of the food chain is Mans Ability to Innovate

Below are some of Mans Innovations and Inventions from the 1940's

Atomic Power USA by Enrico Fermi's team creating first self-sustaining chain reaction

Napalm USA from Harvard University

Guided Missile Germany by Werner von Braun

Aqualung France by J Cousteau and E Gagnon

Kidney Dialysis Netherlands by Willem Kolff

Sunscreen USA by Benjamin Green

Atomic Bomb USA by Robert Oppenheimer's team

Microwave Oven USA by Percy L Spencer

Artificial Intelligence England by Alan Turing

Mobile Phone USA

Transistor USA from Bell Laboratories

Computer England by Freddie William's team

Long Playing Record USA made of vinyl and played at 33 rpm

Velcro Switzerland by George deMestral

45 rpm Record USA





Some 40s Music Trivia
1941 The Andrews Sisters record their smash hit, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” for Decca Records. It became a classic throughout World War II, making them one of the most prominent female singing groups of all-time.

1949 RCA introduces the first vinyl record (45 rpm) and Columbia releases the first vinyl record at 33.3 rpm.


1944 The New York City Metropolitan Opera House holds its first jazz concert. Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman are just a few of the big names that make an appearance.

1945 Singer Vaughn Moore makes it to the top of the Billboard Pop Chart with his hit, “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” The song is still one of the most popular holiday songs to this day.

1943 Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut on the popular radio show “Your Hit Parade.” His career takes off after that and he eventually becomes one of the most respected vocalists of all time.

1942 Glenn Miller wins a Gold Disc for the single, “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” He’s the first person to win this award.

1941 Nashville, Tennessee becomes the home of the very first FM radio station in the country. While the FM band had less static and more range, it didn’t become popular until the early 1960s.

Some Music Hits From The 40's

"Careless" Glenn Miller 1940

"I'll Never Smile Again " Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra 1940

"In the Mood " Glenn Miller 1940

"Chattanooga Choo Choo " by Glenn Miller 1941

"Daddy " by Sammy Kaye 1941

"I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time " Andrews Sisters 1941

" White Christmas " Bing Crosby 1942

" In The Mood " By Glenn Miller 1943

" That's My Desire" Frankie Laine 1946

"A" your adorable " by Perry Como 1949

"Mule Train " by Frankie Laine 1949

Any important hits I left out put them in the comments




Some 40s Cars and Prices
Find below some of the cars you could buy in the 40's includes prices and advertising logos


Cadillac 1949


Cadillac series 62 Coupe De Ville

Prices from $3,497


Cadillac series 62 Coupe De Ville new for 1949



Chevrolet 1940


Chevrolet Clipper


Prices From $659


The new Chevrolet Clipper with exclusive vacuum power shift , silent valve in head engine, synchromesh transmission, new sealed beam headlights




Hudson 1949


the new 1949 Hudson


Prices From $2381


Ride the most beautiful most roomy most road worthy most "all round performance car in America" the new Hudson



Studebaker 1940


Studebaker Champion 1940

Prices From $660


Studebaker Champion with distinction and save up to 25% per mile with our new fuel efficient engine




Buick Roadmaster Sedan $1,822 1946



Cadillac Coupe De Ville $3,497 1949



Chevrolet Fleetmaster $1,280 1946


Chrysler New Yorker $1,385 1941



De Soto 2 dr Custom Coupe $885 1940


De Soto Custom Convertible $2,578 1949



Dodge 2 Door Sedan $1,676 1946



Ford Custom $1,472 1949


Frazer Nash Airflyte $1,786 1949


Frazer Nash Ambassador $1,085 1940


Frazer Nash Standard Sedan $2,295 1947


Hudson Country Club Sedan $952 1940


Lincoln Zephyr $1,439 1940


Oldsmobile 10 Series $963 1940


Plymouth Roadking $645 1940



Studebaker Champion $660 1940



Willys 440 series $495 1940


Willys Jeepster $1760 1948



Taken From Our Cars From The 40's



Some Food Prices From 40s
Kellogs Corn flakes 35 cents for 2 pks 1948


Ketchup 19 cents 1948



Lamb Chops 65 cents per pound 1948



Leg O Lamb 59 cents per pound 1947


Loaf Marvel Enriched Bread 13 cents per loaf 1947


Onions 49 cents 10 pounds 1949


Oranges 8 1/2 cents per pound 1944



Pork and Beans 25 cents for 2 cans 1948


Pork Roast 39 Cents per pound 1948


Porterhouse Steak 69 cents per pound 1947



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