Dog Helps the War Effort

Historical photo of an American dog helping the war effort by collecting scrap metal on the home front during WWII.

When the US joined the Second World War it was in need of crucial raw materials such as metal to build tanks and rubber to make tires. To help the need, American citizens were called upon to help participate, and scrap drives were organized across the country. The drives were very successful, and millions of tons of material was collected.

Unfortunately, a lot of the material proved to be useless on actual war production. However, the scrap drives did help boost citizen morale, making adults and children (and the above dog) feel like a crucial part of the war effort.