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Description Donald Nelson, head of the War Production Board, discusses the need for every American man, woman, and child to save and salvage metals, fats, and rubber. Nelson argues that the total way being waged against the Axis nations demands all Americans live "a new way of life: a war way of life." Household items that would have been thrown away before - old rubber, cooking fat, steel scrap - can be saved and turned into militiary weapons to defeat America's enemies. Official Salvage Depots are shown as the drop-off points for this recycled junk. The film ends with a montage where scrap metal is intercut with tanks, jeeps, and airplanes.
Creator U.S. Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
War Activities Committee Motion Picture Industry: Distributed and Exhibited Under Auspices of
Contributor Donald M. Neson, head of the War Production Board
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 07:15
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.