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Factories were quickly converted to war production. A maker of mechanical pencils turned out bomb parts. Bedspread manufacturers made mosquito netting. Soft drink companies converted filling bottles with liquid to filling shells with explosives.

Americans had to car pool or ride their bicycles because of oil, gas, and rubber shortages. In order to conserve silk, women painted seams up the back of their legs to make it seem like if they were wearing stockings.

Worried Americans about an invasion in the United States used aids that described what each plane looked like.
Rationing, and women had to do most of the work (the men went off to war).

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