Wednesday, June 16, 1943
General Dwight D Eisenhower and President Roosevelt knew perfectly well that a lot more manpower (and womanpower) would be needed to win the war in Europe. They did not need the German high commands prompting but were probably relieved at the Germans’ low estimate of how many men and women the Allies could muster. So, with just a few days left to shop for Father’s Day, came the announcement that fathers would face the draft after October 1. So go ahead and buy that necktie. Dad will have a few more months before he exchanges it for one of khaki, i.e. a uniform.