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Make It Do – Scrap Drives in World War II

Perhaps nothing represents the community-minded patriotism of the US Home Front in World War II better than the scrap drive. Seventy-five years ago, the United States began its first major national scrap drive – for rubber. Enemy conquests cut off supplies of crucial raw materials such as tin and rubber, and the need for products… Read more »

Make It Do – Scrap Drives in World War II

Perhaps nothing represents the community-minded patriotism of the US Home Front in World War II better than the scrap drive. Seventy years ago, the United States was in the middle of its first major national scrap drive – for rubber. Enemy conquests cut off supplies of crucial raw materials such as tin and rubber, and… Read more »