of the major efforts needed during the war was homefront
conservation. Since so much production was needed for the
war effort, conservation on the homefront let everyone concentrate
more on the war instead of producing extra for the home.
Urgent requirements for war materials caused many shortages
in consumer goods. In the U.S., rationed items included
meats, butter, sugar, fats, oils, coffee, canned foods,
shoes and gasoline.
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