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Civilian War Services

About the images: From top to bottom: a woman shows off a jar of nutritious beans; ride sharing to save resources; a "Paper Trooper" on a salvage drive; a woman contends with the bounty of home canning.

Americans shared a bond of sacrifice during World War II. Millions joined the armed forces to fight the enemy abroad while tens of millions stayed home and found other ways to help the cause. This section explores the ways people on the home front worked to support the war effort.

delta Holding the Line on Inflation: Price Controls Fight the Rise
delta Rationing: A Necessary But Hated Sacrifice
delta Making Do With Less: Shortages and Conservation
delta A Place of Their Own: Civilian Housing and Rent Control
delta Salvaging Victory: Scrap Drives for the War Effort
delta Cultivating for the Cause: Victory Gardens Till New Ground
delta Farm Labor Programs Work to Bring In the Crops
delta Food is a Weapon: Nutrition Programs Fight for Victory
delta With Mother at the Factory...Oregon's Child Care Challenges
delta The Trials of Travel: Transportation at the Bursting Point
delta Better Buy Your War Bonds: Savings Drives Fund the War
delta Sending Them Off to War: Pre-Induction Information Programs
delta Block Leaders: The Fabric of Civilian War Services

About the images: From top to bottom: a woman shows off a jar of nutritious beans; ride sharing to save resources; a "Paper Trooper" on a salvage drive; a woman contends with the bounty of home canning.

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