“Your work, whatever it may be, is just as valuable, just as much war work, as that which is done by the bravest soldier, sailor or airman who actually meet the enemy in battles.”

Queen Elizabeth in a CBC broadcast, April 11, 1943

Women were challenged to fight the war in their homes, using their household management skills as their weapon. Housework underwent a transformation during the war and was raised to a new level of importance. Each scrap saved could become ammunition, each morsel of food rationed could feed troops overseas, each family nourished could work harder for the war effort, and every penny saved could buy a Victory bond.

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