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war bonds

Government debt certificates, guaranteeing payment with interest, sold to help the war effort.
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With Smith's impassioned pleas echoing across America's airwaves, millions invested in war bonds. "No entertainer did more for the war effort on the home front than Kate Smith," Hayes noted in his biography of the singer.
After America entered the Second World War, he briefly produced radio programmes for the government which sold war bonds.
Terry brought a number of posters to show us how they were used to meet the needs of such a terrible conflict men, money (war bonds ) and the increasing need to draw women into jobs that the absent men could no longer do eg agriculture.
"The parade will have several pause moments along the route where bands will play, stories will be shared and War bonds can be purchased."
Celebrities such as Bob Hope and the Andrew Sisters will be there and War Bonds will be for sale.
It was one of six new tanks touring the country to promote the sale of Government War Bonds and War Savings Certificates.
The DOI used the editorial page for the next several years to encourage LTHS students to buy war bonds and stamps to back the USA's war efforts.
They were welcomed as heroes and immediately embarked on a 2 1/2-month, nationwide morale tour to sell war bonds. The tour was also to encourage bomber crews in training that they too could make it home.
1918 : People were being urged to buy war bonds in a big advert in the Examiner, stating: "Buy PS1,000 worth of National War Bonds and you will have provided one fifth of the money to purchase a tank.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he described being inside as like "being in a war zone" and said he was still in touch with some of his fellow inmates because "when you go through things in jail it bonds you in a way a war bonds men together".