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Charles William Cecil Wood (1920 - 1942)

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Charles William Cecil Wood
1920 - 1942
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c. 1920
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October 25, 1942
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Charles William Cecil Wood was born c. 1920. He died on October 25, 1942 at 22 years of age.
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Service number: 6968431 Rank: Lance Serjeant Regiment: Rifle Brigade Unit/ship/squadron: 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn
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Charles William Cecil Wood passed away on October 25, 1942 at 22 years old. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xxxiii. F. 5., Egypt. He was born c. 1920. There is no information about Charles' family or relationships.
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In 1920, in the year that Charles William Cecil Wood was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1930, at the age of merely 10 years old, Charles was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1937, when he was 17 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1942, in the year of Charles William Cecil Wood's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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