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Audio slideshow: The Ministry of Food

It is 70 years since the introduction of ration books and the call to 'Dig For Victory' - and the Imperial War Museum in London is taking a nostalgic look back at how people adapted to the wartime food shortages.

Take a tour, with food writer Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, and Marguerite Patten who devised frugal wartime recipes for the Ministry of Food and the BBC.

The Ministry of Food exhibition is on at the Imperial War Museum London from 12 February 2010 to 3 January 2011.

Most images courtesy: Imperial War Museum, Press Association and Getty Images.
Music: Courtesy KPM Music, and It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow performed by Vera Lynn.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley and Sanchia Berg. Publication date 12 February 2010.


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