Civilian War Services

Soldiers face with words, "Have you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club?" 3 children play outside. A woman holds jars of canned food. Mickey Mouse holds up his green thumb.
Clockwise from top left: A poster calls on citizens to carpool to save fuel for the war front; A swastika casts a shadow over American children; A poster encourages home canning; Mickey Mouse wanted people to plant Victory Gardens.
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.