Food and gasoline rationing practices in the United States during World War II.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Food and gasoline ration in United States during World War II. People lined up outside a grocery store. Signs in the stores show lack of supplies. People at the counters. Gasoline Ration Card's close view. Women and men at the stores. Cars at a fueling station in Washington DC. A service station attendant pumps gas into a waiting automobile that has proper ration cards to receive the fuel. The U.S. Capitol building is visible in the background behind the car being fueled. Roads and streets with very little traffic due to gas rationing. View of pigs hanging from hooks in a meat processing plant, and being moved by meat packing workers along the processing line. Sign at the grocery store window reads 'Tuesday is meatless and also is eat-less'. Woman in kitchen crushes a tin can and puts it in a bin to return to store for recycling. Giant trucks dumping tin collected for recycling into waiting rail boxcars. Cargo trains filled with scrap aluminum moving along railway tracks. At conclusion of World War II, sign at the fuel station reads 'Gas Rationing off No Stamps Required'. Man fuels a car. Late 1930s and mid 1940s era cars move on the road.
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