Alex Gaines

In December of 1941, America entered World War II and thousands of United States soldiers and civilians were sent overseas. Shortly after America entered the war, the Nazi Press Chief and head of the Nazi propaganda machine, Otto Dietrich, scoffed at the idea that the US was a threat to the German war machine as he stated: “America never contributed anything to the world but chewing gum and Coca-Cola.”

An inaccurate statement at best, but Dietrich did hit on something genuine, the affection for and simple pleasure of an ice-cold Coca-Cola.