Watch Anti-Hitler Vegetable Propaganda

During World War II, American cannery workers were urged to “beet Hitler.”

During World War II, food rationing was one way that American civilians remained engaged in the war effort. By conserving their food at home they left more for servicemen, who, being well-fed, could go on to defeat the Axis and win the war. Or so the thinking went.

This propaganda film, produced for a beet cannery, instructs laborers on how to work faster by trimming beets the easy way. By doing this they would help win the war, the placards assert, before a shot of a gallantly waving American flag.

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