As well as the monthly guides, the Dig for Victory campaign produced advice leaflets covering various gardening and food preservation topics in detail. These were issued free on request and huge numbers were printed.
The first leaflet in the first Dig for Victory series quoted a portion of Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s speech to the House of Commons on 5th November 1940.
We have to look a long way ahead in this sphere of the war. We have to think of the years 1943 and 1944 and of the tonnage programmes which we shall be able to move and which we shall have to move across the oceans then. Every endeavour must be made to use the time available to produce the greatest volume of food of which this fertile island is capable and so liberate our Navy and our merchant shipping for the movement of the considerable armies which will certainly be required in those years, if the enemy do not surrender or collapse in the meanwhile.
Notes about the Dig for Victory Advice Leaflets
Much has changed since the war but a lot of the information is as useful today as then. Where I feel it helpful, I’ve annotated the information. To make annotations obvious, they are coloured green.
Rather than trying to replicate the original leaflets etc. I’ve formatted the information in them in such a way as to be easily readable on mobile phones and other devices as well as desktop computers.