So, from some of my history classes, documentaries I have seen, and stories passed down about my grandparents, World War !! demonstrated some good examples of resourcefulness, frugality, and sustainability. I'm very curious to learn more about this, and most of what I have focused on is the Victory Garden aspect.
Does anyone have suggestions on WW2 books that cover all aspects of frugality, rationing, and resourcefulness that occurred in WW2?
You know the story behind "carrots are good for your eyesite?"
I posted about this before. The english invented radar so had advanced warning of enemy planes coming. But questions arose about how they reacted so quickly. The English leaked out that the planes were spotted by soldiers that had superior eyesite from eating carrots.
Oh, carrots was one of the few abundant crops in war torn England. A win win.
The grandparents and parents did the DFV thing but, as was the custom, men also grew flowers to attract pollinators, sell, and to simply brighten things up. In fact, they regularly entered them into local/State flower shows. (It wasn't considered effeminate back then, just a well rounded life interest.)