Civilians In Ww2 Essay

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In World War II, it wasn 't just about the soldiers and the battles, but also the lives of the American civilians. People back home had to help by working on making bullets, shells for guns, clothes, and other necessities for the soldiers at war. Women and men that did not go to war helped at home front. They all had their part, they would ration consumer goods, recycling materials, purchasing war bonds, and working in war industries. Civilians in WWII had to ration many things because they had to save necessities for the military. They had to ration items like food, clothing fabrics, shoes and other leather goods, also, metals, oil products and rubber which were hard to get their hands on. In Civilian ‘War Effort’ Documents, World War II, it says, “When such goods were available, citizens could purchase them with a combination of cash and a specified amount of ration stamps, but as the stamps themselves were rationed and those allotted applied to numerous types of items, difficult choices sometimes had to be made.” As shown here in the time period of World War II, civilians had problems with…show more content…
Everyone including children, would pick up any items made from materials that is used in the manufacture of military supplies, equipment and arms, For example, tin cans, scrap metal, aluminum foil, and old records. In World War II, the Homefront, recycling, it says, “Paper was scarce because the defense industry needed wood for building weapons and supplies for war, and because so many lumbermen went into the armed forces.” In other words, paper was also important because many of the men that worked for cutting the trees down, went to war. The children felt that as being American, it was their duty to recycle all the paper they could find, they would even go from door to door to collect anything that was recyclable like scrap paper, old toys, old pots and pans, and even bottle
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