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Food is a weapon–
Can all you can.
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Save waste fats
Use it up–
All fuel is scarce
Millions of troops
Plant a victory garden

Use it up–wear it out–make it do!
Use it up-wear it out-make it do!
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[artist unknown]. Office of War Information poster, no. 39. 1943. 29 x 22.

The United States did not suffer the same kinds of war deprivations that Europe did, although there were wartime shortages. Gasoline, rubber, sugar, butter and meat were among rationed items. Government publicity such as this reminded people to make it do or do without.