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Dig for Victory

Keeping the nation fed and healthy was the greatest priority of the Home Front. Women replaced absent farm workers, while ordinary Britons were exhorted to 'grow their own'.

'Dig for Victory' was perhaps most successful official campaign of the Home Front, with Britons in their millions picking up their trowels and learning the art of the compost heap. Acre after acre of parkland, waste ground - even back gardens - became makeshift vegetable plots.

Just as the factories were constantly increasing their productivity, great efforts were made to increase agricultural yields, while the 'land girls' of the Women's Land Army enthusiastically took the place of farmworkers fighting overseas.

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Dig for Victory

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