Land at War book

Category:  Civilian Life

Land at War book

Far from the cities where the evidence of war was all around, the countryside seemed very remote from the front line – at least superficially. In fact the war effort was as intense here as elsewhere, driven by the desperate need to feed a nation while keeping imported food to a minimum. Published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Land at War tells the story of how British farming adapted to meet the enormous challenges of a wartime economy.

Exhibit data

Date:

1945

Approx. size:

18 x 23 cm
(7 x 9 in)

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Looking as if they are treading grapes for making wine, these members of the Women’s Land Army are helping to make silage as a way of preserving green fodder.