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Dig for Victory

Synopsis
A documentary about Britain’s ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign of the Second World War. Launched in 1939, the campaign encouraged men, women and children to cultivate their gardens, local parks and allotments in a bid to increase food production. The campaign was hugely successful. Drawing on extensive archive material, the reality of wartime gardening is brought to life by words, films and images of those who were most closely involved, including recollections from members of the Women’s Land Army.
DVD extras include wartime recipies and information on the Women’s Land Army.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Subjects
Agriculture; History
Keywords
food production and distribution; horticulture; social history; World War II; government campaigns; Women’s Land Army

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£16.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
65 minutes
Year
2006

Sponsor

Name

Royal Horticultural Society

Email
info@rhs.org.uk
Web
http://212.78.71.150/publications/pubs_videos.asp External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7834 4333
Address
80 Vincent Square
London
SW1P 2PE
Notes
programmes distributed by Quantum Leap and the Newnham Video Collection

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
customerservices@acorndvd.com
Web
http://www.acorndvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
020 7627 250
Address
55 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5SQ
Notes
Founded in 1997, Acorn specialises in distributing archival television programmes, predominantly licensed from the BBC and ITV. Sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, in Region 2 PAL format, direct and via retail outlets.
Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
 

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