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Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Alan F. Wilt


Food for War is a ground-breaking study of Britain's food and agricultural preparations in the 1930s as the nation once again made ready for war. Historians writing about 1930s Britain have usually focused on the Depression, appeasement, or political, military, and industrial concerns. None have dealt adequately with another significant topic, food and agriculture, as the nation moved, albeit reluctantly, from peace to war. In this new account Alan F. Wilt makes right this omission by examining in depth the relationship between food, agriculture, and the nation's preparations for ... More

Keywords: food, agriculture, World War Two, rearmament, Britain, preparations, economy, rural interests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208716
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan F. Wilt, author
Professor Emeritus of History, Iowa State University