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Wartime Farm

Wartime Farm

Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Alex Langlands relive a battle as important to the war effort as Dunkirk or The Battle of Britain… the battle for food. In 1939, 60% of Britain’s food was imported. The risk of a German U-boat blockage starving the country into submission was all too real, so Britain looked to the land to feed its people. In this eight-part series, authors and historians Alex, Peter and Ruth spend a year turning the clock back and running a Hampshire farm as it would have been in World War Two. It’s all in a day’s work as they deal with everything from the desperate struggle to get as much land as possible under cultivation, to mobilizing the land army, cooking on rations and keeping themselves entertained.