Digging for Victory

Gardens and Gardening in Wartime Britain

Mike Brown, Twigs Way

 
Date Published :
October 2010
Publisher :
Sabrestorm Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9780955272370
Pages : 216
Dimensions : 10.5 X 8 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks
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$32.95

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.

About The Author
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Mike Brown was Head of History in a London School and is an author, broadcaster and authority on 20th century fashions.. He is the author of ‘CC41 Utility Clothing’, 'The 1940s Look', 'The 1950s Look' and has to date written many books on wartime Britain. Mike lives in South London and having retired from teaching now works full-time writing, giving talks and doing research.

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