Victory Gardens of WWII: The American Farmers Pitch In (1999)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Social History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This documentary presents the story of the victory gardens that graced so many homes in America during World War II. It was a time of shortages and sacrifice and frugality. Gas and food rationing was the reality of the day. People saved everything from string to soap pieces to conserve resources for the war front. In 1943, the United States Agriculture Department asked Americans to support the war effort by planting victory gardens to supply the nation with food. Over twenty million gardens were planted. Bean stalks and tomato plants became patriotic symbols. Americans pooled their resources to provide fresh vegetables for themselves and others. The pride that citizens took in the victory gardens is captured in this film.

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victory-garden, war, world-war