Digging for Victory

Gardens and Gardening in Wartime Britain

Twigs Way, Mike Brown

Beans as bullets', 'Vegetables for Victory' and 'Cloches against Hitler': these slogans convey just how vital gardening and growing food were to the British war effort during the Second World War.
Publication date:
October 2010
Publisher :
Sabrestorm Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
colour throughout
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780955272370
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£20.00
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Overview
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Beans as bullets', 'Vegetables for Victory' and 'Cloches against Hitler': these slogans convey just how vital gardening and growing food were to the British war effort during the Second World War. Exhorted to 'Grow More Food', then to 'Dig for Victory', Britain's 'allotment army' was soon out in force, growing as many vegetables as possible in suburban allotments, private gardens, even the grounds of stately homes. Richly illustrated with contemporary photographs and ephemera relating to the 'Dig For Victory' campaign, this expertly researched, highly engaging and informative account also includes archive images of home front gardening, garden produce and advertisements.