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And here's a similar moral (about a Bear and Two Travelers) that encouraged the trust of all Americans.
Two Men were traveling through a forest, when, all at once, a huge Bear crashed out of the brush into their path.
One of the Men, thinking of his own safety, climbed a tree. The other, unable to fight the savage beast alone, threw himself on the ground and lay still, as if he were dead. He had heard that a Bear would not touch a dead body.
It must have been true, for the Bear sniffed at the Man’s head, and then, seeming to be satisfied that he was dead, walked away.
The Man in the tree climbed down. “It looked just as if that Bear whispered in your ear,” he said. “What did he tell you?”
“He said,” answered the other Man, “that it was not at all wise to keep company with a fellow who would desert his friend in a moment of danger." Moral: The misfortune of war tests the sincerity of all citizens.
Imagine the sacrifice at home and abroad. Soon after the Pearl Harbor attack the government rationed foods beginning with sugar but soon including butter, milk, cheese, eggs, coffee, meat, and canned goods. U.S. citizens were unable to purchase sugar and other foods without government-issued food coupons.
In order to provide U.S. soldiers with the nutrition required for strength and vitality, posters like "Sugar Rationing" urged Americans to reduce their personal consumption of sugar and other foods such as meat, wheat, and fats. And to keep America's military rolling the U.S. government enforced rationing rules on gasoline, tires, shoes, and clothing.
This story has a great moral about hard work and planning for the future and is a perfect teaching moment for children and grandchildren…and even young adults!
Truly a great gift and educational excursion into the greatest generation of all…give it to friends, family, and of course, treat yourself to history and its role in America's victory.
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How America sacrificed to win the peace
Title: Your sugar ration is 2 lbs. per month
Printer: The Carey Printing Company, New York.
Medium: Photo-mechanical print (poster): halftone with lithograph, sepia.
Summary: Poster showing sacks of sugar, comparing America's voluntary ration to the compulsory rations of 2 pounds in England, just over a pound in France, and less than a pound in Italy.
Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-9564
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.