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Wartime Winter and Summer, A

Synopsis
When the Second World War broke out Britain faced much more than a military crisis. Two-thirds of our food was imported, but these imports were immediately halted by the German blockade. If Britain was not to starve, it had to do two things: reduce consumption of food in the home and increase production on the farm.
Both objectives were achieved. Output from Britain’s farms doubled, and rationing eked out scarce food with the result that nobody starved. The story of how this was achieved is told in this twelve-part series.
A WARTIME WINTER and A WARTIME SUMMER recreate a year in the life of a wartime farm, growing the crops which were of such vital importance - wheat, sugar beet, potatoes, flax, and hay. Wartime food advisor and cookery writer Marguerite Patten is amongst the interviewees - including farmers and land girls - who give eyewitness accounts of those extraordinary times.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Notes
WARTIME WINTER was broadcast on ITV in 6 weekly parts beginning 5/11/2005 and WARTIME SUMMER begining 10/1/2006
Subjects
Agriculture; History
Keywords
horticulture; social history; World War II

Credits

Contributor
Marguerite Patten; Paul Heiney

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
240 minutes
Year
2006

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
240 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Anglia Television

Distributor

Name

Old Pond Publishing

Email
info@oldpond.com
Web
http://www.oldpond.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 238 200
Fax
01473 238 201
Address
Dencora Business Centre
36 White House Road
Ipswich
IP1 5LT
Notes
DVDs and books for enthusiasts in the land-based industries: farmers and smallholders, workers in the earthmoving, forestry and heavy transport occupations. Titles deal with current activities and machinery as well as the history of the industries.

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