The Spade as Mighty as the Sword

    The Spade as Mighty as the Sword

    The Story of the Second World War Dig for Victory Campaign

    Daniel Smith

    Aurum 2011

    Hardback 256pp Illustrated

    9781845136178   Product Code: 17918

    The original government appeal to the nation's gardeners in 1939 was the prosaic 'Grow More Food'; it was probably Michael Foot, then leader writer for the London Evening Standard, who coined the memorable slogan, 'Dig For Victory', which would help transform parks, gardens and playing fields into vegetable patches. This history reviews the remarkable success of the wartime campaign, explores the groundbreaking design and advertising that drove it and recounts the experiences of the home front gardeners themselves.

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