Imperial War Museum Victory Harvest Notebook

Author: Imperial War Museum
ISBN: 9781840656138
Size: 15,10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introducing a new collection of notebooks with iconic images from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, these notebooks are exquisitely finished and cloth bound with wood-free paper, large back pocket, and elastic closure. These striking images were originally illustrated for World War II posters. British wartime posters were distinctive in their incorporation of propaganda, which used modern design aesthetics in support of a variety of vital wartime initiatives. The posters reveal the spirit of defiance and calm purpose pervading British society, and the illustrations are indicative of the typical graphic style of the wartime period.

Spuds Spam And Eating For Victory

Author: Katherine Knight
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752472941
Size: 16,19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The battle to keep the nation fed during the Second World War was waged by an army of workers on the land and the resourcefulness of the housewives on the Kitchen Front. The rationing of food, clothing and other substances played a big part in making sure that everyone had a fair share of whatever was available. In this fascinating book, Katherine Knight looks at how experiences of rationing varied between rich and poor, town and country, and how ingenuous cooks often made a meal from poor ingredients. Charting the developments of the rationing programme throughtout the war and afterwards, Spuds, Spam and Eating for Victory documents the use of substitutions for luxury ingredients not available, resulting in delicacies such as carrot jam and oatmeal sausages. The introduction of Spam in America in the forties led to this canned spiced pork and ham becoming an iconic symbol of the worse period of shortage in the twentieth century. Seventy years after the outbreak of the Second World War, this book listens to some of the people who were young during the conflict share their memories, both sad and funny, of what it was like to eat for Victory.

The Imperial War Museum Book Of Victory In Europe

Author: Julian Thompson
Editor: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
Size: 14,81 MB
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Britain And Victory In The Great War

Author: Peter Liddle
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473891639
Size: 16,78 MB
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How can we begin to make sense of the Great War now that over 100 years have passed since it ended with the defeat of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman empire and Bulgaria, and the collapse of Tsarist Russia? The conflict had such a profound influence on world history that is it difficult to reconcile the different perspectives and draw clear conclusions. That is why this thought-provoking collection of original essays on the outcome of the war and its aftermath is of such value.It completes the trilogy of ground-breaking volumes conceived and edited by Peter Liddle which presents the latest scholarly thinking about the Great War from an international perspective. The first two volumes Britain Goes to War and Britain and the Widening War made this stimulating new writing accessible to a broad readership and this final volume has the same aim.A group of over twenty expert contributors reconsider the military reasons for the outcome of the fighting and look at the consequences for the principal nations involved. They explore the way the war and the peace settlement shaped the twentieth century and had an enduring impact within Europe and beyond.

Cultivating Victory

Author: Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822944251
Size: 20,91 MB
Format: PDF
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A compelling study of the sea change brought about in politics, society, and gender roles during World Wars I and II by campaigns to recruit Women's Land Armies in Great Britain and the United States to cultivate victory gardens. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant compares and contrasts the outcomes of war in both nations as seen through women's ties to labor, agriculture, the home, and the environment. She sheds new light on the cultural legacies left by the Women's Land Armies and their major role in shaping national and personal identities.

Writing At The Kitchen Table

Author: Artemis Cooper
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571279775
Size: 13,88 MB
Format: PDF
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Elizabeth David was born into a upper-class family and pursued a rebellious and bohemian life as a student of art and then an actress in Paris, before running off with a married man to Greece and then settling in Cairo, where she worked for the British government. After the Second World War, she returned to England, where she was shocked by poor food into writing first articles, then books on Meditteranean cooking. A Book of Mediterranean Food was published in 1950, inspiring a cookery revolution, bringing new flavours and ingredients to the drab, post-war British diet. Over the next few years, David was to become a major influence on British cooking, yet her classic cookery books show little of the colourful personality behind the public persona. Artermis Cooper, in this refreshing biography, reveals an adventurous and uncompromising personality - a woman with a passion for food, life and men. This is the whole story: of her strong friendships, her failed marriage, tempestuous affairs and the greatest love of her life, told with extensive refererence to David's private papers and letters. 'In this wonderful and creative book, Cooper has brought David to life... she not only writes like an angel, but has done her research with great skill and obvious enjoyment.' Derek Cooper, Sunday Times 'Engagingly well-written, thoroughly researched and documented. One of the delights of Artemis Cooper's book is that it makes you go back, time and again, to the source. And suddenly I will find that I have whiled away the afternoon re-reading, for the sheer pleasure of it, half of Spices or An Omlette and a Glass of Wine.' Frances Bissell, The Times 'Fluent, engaging and astonishingly readable.' Clarissa Dickson Wright, Mail on Sunday 'Artemis Cooper is skilled and wise enough to handle the contradictory sides of David's character without being either censorious or sensational.' Arabella Boxer, The Times Literary Supplement

Imperial War Museum Review No 3

Author: Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Editor: Leo Cooper
ISBN: 9780901627469
Size: 18,16 MB
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Snagging Turnips And Scaling Muck

Author: Martha Bates
Size: 17,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What Did You Do In The War Mummy

Author: Mavis Nicholson
Editor: Vintage
Size: 13,43 MB
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"A wonderful collection of women, some famous, some completely unknown from different walks of life, talk to Mavis Nicholson about how they lived, worked, loved, managed during the war years and how lives were changed (or at least the lives of women since then) by their experiences. They were factory workers, entertainers, landgirls, mothers of evacuees, socialities, code-breakers, blackmarketeers, women who served in the forces. Their extraordinary frank stories uncover for almost the first time the vivid detail of women's lives, the make-do and mend, the new freedom that war gave them, but also the euphoria and depression which followed, the post-war adjustments that had to be made. Includes conversations with actress Molly Weir, writer Mary Wesley, secret agent 'Odette', Pauline Crabbe (Council for the Unmarried Mother), illustrator Kathleen Hale (of ORLANDO THE MARMALADE CAT fame), singer Anne Shelton's last interview, and many others from all over Britain)."

Hanging A Rebel

Author: Michael J. K. Walsh
Editor: Lutterworth Press
Size: 11,87 MB
Format: PDF
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"Previous accounts remember Nevinson as a Futurist and war painter, but in recent years academic interest has grown in his role in the inter-war period and the Second World War. ... Painter, social commentator, novelist and society host, Nevinson can now be remembered as a prominent and distinguished artist of his generation. ... This book gives the reader a wider understanding of the changing cultural landscape of Britain between 1889 and 1946 ..."--Page 4 of cover.