Wartime Food Propaganda: Militarizing the Home Economy

In my explorations of peace and food, I’ve become aware of a whole era and subject matter that we’ve hitherto overlooked… wartime food propaganda.  The following is a series of posters from (mostly) North America during the First and Second World Wars.  I won’t say much, except that I find the language incredibly potent, the links between war and food outrageous, and the fear-mongering unconscionable.  And Victory Gardens are precursors to the modern-day community garden.  Just saying.

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