Faith W. Peak


When Faith Peak was a high school student, she listened to Lowell Thomas on the radio talking about the war and Germany’s invasion of Poland. As a Senior Service (Girl) Scout, she helped the war effort by dismantling an iron fence, cleaning up the Charles River (for scrap metal and rubber tires) and recycling playing records. Her mother was the air-raid warden for their large apartment building. Faith recalls food rationing, using red or blue stamps, wearing cotton stockings because there was no nylon, and tending a victory garden. She talks all about what life was like on the home front, writing letters to servicemen, saving her salary to buy war bonds, and following news of the war on the radio and with movie newsreels.

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