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Rita Hayworth campaigning for the recycling of scrap metal in World War Two.

A large part of the home front war effort in World War Two was saving scrap metal that could be recycled into weapons for the war (also ships and aircraft). The caption on this photo from the National Archives says that Rita Hayworth "sacrificed her bumpers for the duration" (of the war). Rita Hayworth was a big movie star at the time and she also helped sell war bonds. Most of Hollywood was involved in the war effort, either through promoting home front campaigns such as Victory Gardens, buying war bonds, rationing, or collecting scrap metal, or by service in the War overseas.


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