by Simon Black
At the height of World War II, when American soldiers were on the front lines in Europe and the Pacific battling for the very survival of civilization, life back home was starting to feel pretty bleak.
The psychological toll alone was severe.
Countless families had a husband, father, brother, or son fighting in the war, so people worried about their loved ones’ safety on a daily basis.
And just about everyone stressed about the outcome of the war and prayed that the Nazis didn’t overwhelm Allied forces.
On top of the mental stress, resources were scarce. Every spare scrap of food, lumber, and metal was shipped off to the troops, and the government started rationing supplies back home.