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The Spade as Mighty as the Sword: The Story of World War Two's Dig for Victory Campaign

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After food rationing was introduced in 1940, and German U-boats began threatening merchant shipping bringing in essential foodstuffs, the Ministry of Agriculture decided something had to be done to make the kitchens of Britain more self-sufficient. The result was one of Britain’s most successful propaganda campaigns—Dig for Victory—encouraging every man and woman to turn ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Aurum Press
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Geevee
Careless Talk Costs Lives, Let us Go Forward Together and Dig for Victory are some of the most well known poster campaigns of Britain's Second World War.

This short but highly readable book provides the story on how Dig for Victory came into being and the impact it had on both people and the war.

I say short and readable as it is a mere 250 pages including index and bibliography when compared to the four weighty and often very dry volumes of official history that provide some commentary on this s
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Dawn
Nov 15, 2013 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this at the Churchill War Rooms in London to read on my return flight. It's not written for the American reader, so it demanded a bit of focus. On the surface, this is a nicely-researched historical summary of the role citizen vegetable gardeners played in sustaining a much-needed local food movement during WWII in England. It features three terrifying villains: Hitler, rationing (which is completely unimaginable to Americans), and bureaucracy. SPOILER ALERT! The good guys win in the ...more
Frances
Readable account of the Dig for Victory campaign with some interesting historical snippets thrown in.
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Never dull, always interesting and very well written.
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