ON THIS DAY: 1940 – In the midst of the Battle of Britain, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered a speech thanking the Royal Air Force, declaring, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few"
Eisenhower jackets: were also a wartime suit style and were based off military jackets. They slightly bloused over the hips and cinched in at the waist with a belt. This jacket was named after Commander Dwight Eisenhower.
WAR TIME PIG CLUBS Wartime meat rationing increased the need for people to keep animals for food. Groups of neighbours formed Pig Clubs which jointly owned and reared a few pigs. Any kitchen waste which could be saved or collected was fed to the pigs, then when the pigs were ready to butcher, the club members had a share of the pork or bacon produced. The Small Pig Keepers’ Council persuaded local councils to allow people to keep a pig in their back yard.
One of a series of WWII propaganda posters in MoMA's collection encouraging the British home front to raise rabbits at home on a diet of kitchen scraps. Poster designed by Frederick H. Henrion (British, c.