World War II had a profound effect on the world. It shined a light on the atrocities people were capable of committing but also the resilience of the downtrodden and the willingness of others to lay their lives on the line for those in need. It brought out the worst in some people and the best in others. While a truly horrific event that should have never occurred, the darkness of WWII made the light in humanity shine that much brighter.
One of the positives that came from the Second World War was the progress and innovation made in medicine and technology. The discovery of penicillin, for example, forever changed the way that medicine worked. To this day, it is still the foundation of the majority of antibiotics used by doctors. Since its finding, penicillin has saved millions upon millions of lives!
Technology also grew by leaps and bounds during WWII. Helicopters were designed and refined, radar was developed, and the jet engine found its footing. All of these inventions are alive and well today and have revolutionized the way we travel, think about distance and time, and protect our countries from potential threats.
Quonset huts were also invented during WWII. These structures, developed by the United States Navy, offered an innovative solution to the needs they faced during the war. They were easy to assemble, offered unparalleled interior space, and were strong enough to endure even the harshest of weather. Thanks to their durability and versatility, Quonset huts quickly gained popularity in the civilian world, too.
Infographic by – Powerbilt