Digging for Victory WWI

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Peter Clare, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Three million British men fought in World War One, but just as important to the war effort were the women they left behind.
    By 1915 Germany's best chance of victory lay in starving Britain into surrender through a naval blockade, so the country had to become more self-sufficient in food.
    At the start of the war Britain produced just 35% of the food it ate.
    So the work of the Women's Land Army was vital in the Allies' victory.
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