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The Wartime Garden: Digging For Victory (Shire Library)

'This War is a Food War…' In 1941 Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, was determined that the Garden Front would save England: 'Dig for Victory' was the slogan, digging for dinner the reality. With food imports dwindling the number of allotments grew, millions opted to 'Spend an Hour with a Hoe' instead of an hour in a queue, and the upper classes turned lawns, tennis courts and stately gardens over to agriculture. The national diet was transformed, with swedes grown in the place of oranges and hapless children sucking on carrot lollies; evacuees grew their own meals and bomb sites sprouted allotments. Vegetables ruled the airwaves with Mr Middleton's 'In Your Garden' whilst Home Guard potatoes became the favourites of the Kitchen Front. This is a fully illustrated look at the time when gardening saved Britain.

Series: Shire Library

Paperback: 64 pages

Publisher: Shire Publications (February 17, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1784420085

ISBN-13: 978-1784420086

Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.2 x 8.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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