The Food Companions

    The Food Companions

    Cinema and Consumption in Wartime Britain, 1939-45

    Richard Farmer

    Manchester University Press 2011

    Hardback 272pp Illustrated

    9780719083136   Product Code: 20696

    The introduction of rationing in January 1940 ensured that food became a central concern for the British during the Second World War. Here, Richard Farmer investigates the cinema in wartime Britain and demonstrates the cultural impact that rationing had on both government propaganda and commercial feature films. Analysing films, radio programmes and the Ministry of Food's Food Flash, he proposes that their images of the common diet helped construct and contest a community of 'food companions'.

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