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War & Decline

The Home Front (civil defence & rationing)

A Selection of Civilian Advice Booklets and Notices

Period:
20th Century
Description:

In the lead up to and during the second world war, advice booklets were issued to UK households informing them of how to prepare and keep themselves safe.  Amongst the topics they covered were evacuation, lighting restrictions, identity labels, food and rationing, air raids and how to be of most help to help the British forces .

Beating the Invader: A Message from the Prime Minister, issued by the Ministry of Information in co-operation with the War Office and the Ministry of Home Security
If the Invader Comes: What to do - and how to do it ,  issued by the Ministry of Information in co-operation with the War Office and the Ministry of Home Security
A.R.P. Home Storage of Food Supplies: What to buy and how to use, issued by the Canned Foods Advisory Bureau
Civil Defence: Some things you should know if war should come, Public Information Leaflet No.1, issued from the Lord Privy Seal's Office July, 1939
War Emergency: Information and Instructions
The Protection of Your Home Against Air Raids.,issued by the Home Office

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
1994/2/15; 1994/2/14; 1994/2/3; 1994/2/6; 1994/2
Digital Number:
EADO016n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council