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Clothing and scrap paper drive during World War II

by Wilbur Bush

In 1945, clothing and wastepaper drives were necessary for the World War II defense. Clothing was desperately needed. President Roosevelt stated that as many war victims had died from exposure and lack of clothing as had died from starvation. This could be solved to a small degree by people on the home front donating their unused clothing which could hopefully save lives or prevent suffering.

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