The military is often on the leading edge of technology as it strives to develop more modern and effective ways of combat.
Depending on the development, civilians can be benefactors. This was especially true during World War II when great
advancements were made in the fields of medicine, chemistry, communication and mechanical technology. Communication
advancements were made because of the military need to exchange information. The first wireless phones
were developed as was radar and its underwater cousin sonar. They were the forerunning technology of television.
The Germans came up with rocket propulsion that made long-range missiles possible and they developed the jet engine
although too late for use in the war. The Americans developed power steering for bomber planes and carried the
technology over to car manufacturing in the 1950s. Chemistry, as used in manufacturing of goods, was highly developed
during the war. Of course we all know about the atomic bomb. See what else you can find that was discovered or developed
during the Second World War.