Collecting ‘Dig for Victory’ Memorabilia

Britain’s gardens attained a whole new significance during the Second World War as colourful flowers were replaced with rows of vegetables − the nation struggling against food shortages. Austin J Ruddy looks at the conflict’s various ‘Dig for Victory’ memorabilia.

AS PART of pre-war planning, the UK government realised that aside from agricultural land there were millions of acres of fertile ground adjoining homes in both the cities and the countryside. Just two days after the start of the war, Britain’s largest and most successful public information campaign of the conflict was launched.

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