Living in the Shadow of World War Two

Living in the Shadow of World War Two

Daily Bread
Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 4, 2018

The most fundamental need of any society is a reliable food supply. During World War II, every combatant nation introduced some form of rationing - but that was only the start of the business of keeping the population fed. From substitute ingredients and ersatz recipes to digging-up golf courses and football pitches to increase agricultural output - we see the memories of those who queued, scrounged and dug for victory.

The most fundamental need of any society is a reliable food supply. During World War II, every combatant nation introduced some form of rationing - but that was only the start of the business of keeping the population fed. From substitute ingredients and ersatz recipes to digging-up golf courses and football pitches to increase agricultural output - we see the memories of those who queued, scrounged and dug for victory.

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