‘Waist’ not, want not

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty.

"WATCH YOUR WASTE LINE - CONSERVE FOOD!" "FOOD IS AMMUNITION - U.S. ARMY", (44-PA-2331)

“WATCH YOUR WASTE LINE – CONSERVE FOOD!” “FOOD IS AMMUNITION – U.S. ARMY”, (44-PA-2331)

“They say that in the Army, the chow is mighty fine,
A chicken jumped off the table and started marking time.
Oh Lord, I wanna go, Oh Lord I wanna go
Oh Lord I wanna go home.”

There’s talk in the news that the nation’s latest military recruits are wider than they were before.

While largess may be the challenge for today’s troops, during the world wars it was waste (not ‘waist’) that was the killer.

On the home front families rationed their food, so soldiers (and Europe) could have a meal. Click on over to our Facebook page to see posters from both sides of the ocean, reminding people to waste not.

"It all comes back to me now. I wish I had eaten more wisely. Food is ammunition. Don't waste it.", (44-PA-1110)

“It all comes back to me now. I wish I had eaten more wisely. Food is ammunition. Don’t waste it.”, (44-PA-1110)

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