Recycling to Win the Second World War

TitleRecycling to Win the Second World War
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsIrving, Henry
MagazineHistory Today
Volume68
Frequencymonthly
Issue Number10
Pagination58 - 67
Date Published2018/10
Abstract

The article explores whether women in Great Britain during WWII were made to salvage materials such as metal, bone, and paper as part of a propaganda campaign, or whether their recycling efforts made a difference for Britain's war operations. The Battle of Britain "pots to planes" campaign to encourage the collection of aluminum for the war effort, forwarded by Minister of Aircraft Production Lord Beaverbrook and encouraged by Lady Reading, leader of the Women’s Voluntary Services, is considered. 

URLhttps://www.historytoday.com/archive/feature/recycling-win-second-world-war
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