Potatoes for Britain

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Severe food shortages in post-war Great Britain sparked campaigns urging New Zealanders to do all they could to be self-sufficient in food, leaving vital overseas supplies for the hungry "Mother Country."

Almost everyone still had a home vegetable garden in 1940s New Zealand. This series of three radio commercials gives gardeners tips on the ways to maximise their seed potato supplies, to ensure a good crop.

Image: Alexandra Herald, 4 December 1946 (courtesy of Papers Past)

Catalogue Reference 39896

Year 1940s


Broadcaster: National Commercial Broadcasting Service

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