A2-During the Second World War Paris produced restrained clothing to match the economic atmosphere.  The general wartime scene was one of drabness and uniformity, continuing well after the war finished in 1945.  There was an austere atmosphere and people were encouraged to 'make do and mend.'

Uniforms were seen at all civilian social occasions from cinemas, weddings, restaurants to gala events.  It was impossible to go anywhere without being aware of war as uniformed men and women in auxiliary services were an everyday fact

A3-Most products people in the industrialized nations use today are turned out swiftly by the process of mass production, by people (and sometimes, robots) working on assembly lines using power-driven machines. People of ancient and medieval times had no such products. They had to spend long, tedious hours of hand labor even on simple objects. The energy, or power, they employed in work came almost wholly from their own and animals' muscles. The Industrial Revolution is the name given the movement in which machines changed people's way of life as well as their methods of manufacture.