Patriotism

On The Homefront >> War-Time Rationing

Most everyone knows of the rationing that took place during World War II, but did you know that because the military needed so many typewriters for communication, even they were rationed? (Ration Orders No. 4 & 4a) Did you know that gasoline rationing was not originally so much to save fuel, but to save tires and the rubber they were made of? Our government wanted us to drive slower, (a nation... Read More »

The Train And The Free Canteen

The free canteen for soldiers traveling by train across the US, is one of the many inspirational stories of WWII and is a captivating snapshot of support on the homefront. A grassroots effort across our country meant that trains were being met by volunteers who prepared and served free sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cakes, gifts, and they would give away magazines and other items, but best of all th... Read More »

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