December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan and the United States was brought into WWII. Cities all over the country were turned upside down and everyone had to work out wartime difficulties as they occurred in their communities.
Cities worked together to solve war problems
The Video below reveals the cooperative efforts of four cities to solve wartime problems. It includes many closeups of the people. In Norfolk, Virginia, residents in an emergency housing community set up, equip, and operate the Alexander Park School.
The Things Our Fathers Saw: The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation from Hometown, USA-Voices of the Pacific Theater
It also provides a glimpse of Mobile, Alabama during this time when trailers and emergency housing had to be set up to relieve crowded living conditions and many of the beautiful mansions were used as dorms.
In Detroit, residents of a trailer city build and operate a nursery school.
In Ogden, Utah, citizens of the Cache Valley donate their Sundays to unload trains and store military supplies. There is a brief break in the middle of the film, but it continues a few moments later.