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Dig for victory!

During the Second World War the Government used the slogan 'Dig for Victory'.

Look at the two pictures below.

Greenwich Navel College before the Second World War, 16K
Greenwich Naval College before the Second World War.
Greenwich Navel College during the Second World War, 17K
Greenwich Naval College during the Second World War.
What do you think this campaign involved and why?

Make a wartime poster to encourage people to 'Dig for Victory' by growing their own vegetables and raising their own animals for food.

  Use our special online PosterMaker to make your poster and insert your own slogan and text!
Make a poster

You may like to visit Greenwich Park to see what the view looks like today - or you could take a look online using our special panorama!

See panorama
To see the panorama, you will need to have Apple QuickTime version 4.0 or later installed on your PC. If you don't already have it, you can get it for free by clicking here.

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