How did Brits use allotments and ‘grow your own’ to
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Five New Books From The Pen & Sword Family Reviewed
Five New Books From The Pen & Sword Family Reviewed. As we edge closer to the fortieth anniversary, it’s a little surprising that the Falklands War continues to excite a fair degree of commentary and debate after all this time. Social media helps this, of course; treating us to a ripe old mix of injured pride, Anglophobia and not a little
Here's How Christmas was Celebrated at Home and on the
As in the US, families saved ration coupons for the big day, and those unable to do so replaced old favorites with “mock” food. Typically made of vegetables and non-rationed meat, these included a mock black treacle made from gravy powder and golden syrup, as well as ox heart, which was the same approximate size as turkey and could be
Bring Back Wartime-Style Meat Rationing says Activist
Rationing was first introduced at the start of 1940. The Imperial War Museum website writes: “Basic foodstuffs such as sugar, meat, fats, bacon and cheese were directly rationed by an allowance of coupons.” Responsibility for implementing the plan lay with the Ministry of Food.
Dad’s WWII Story
Suddenly, everything was rationed. You had to have coupons to buy anything; gas, tires, sugar, you name it. People had to register (I don’t know where) to get coupons. Those with extra needs got adequate coupons. Farmers, those that had to drive a lot, got enough gas. Victory gardens sprang up everywhere.
Spy gadgets made for WW2 secret agents up for auction
The large private collection of WW2 spy gadgets, gathered by a private collector over 40 years, is set to go under the hammer in Hansons’ Militaria Auction on November 20 – and they’re fascinating. The ingenuity of the British can’t be faulted when it comes to thwarting the enemy. The items include an incendiary device disguised as a