Rationing

Red White and Blue Vegetables

On the homefront during World War II, Americans contributed in many ways as a symbol of national unity in the civilian war effort. It would take everyone to win the war. Life during the war meant daily sacrifice, but few complained because they knew it was their sons, daughters, friends, and neighbors in uniform who were making the greater sacrifice. To help offset the difficulties brought on by r... Read More »

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 »