Everyone in Britain was asked to help win the war by making extra efforts at home, including:
Many voluntary organisations such as The Boy Scouts and The Girl Guides also organised collections of scrap metal such as old cooking pans to melted down and used again. Although much of the salvage was quite useless to the war effort, the psychological effects were very valuable - everybody could be seen to be making sacrifices and contributing in a very tangible way.
The slogan ‘Make Do and Mend’ encouraged people not to waste anything.
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