The Home Front

Preparation for World War 2 in Britain became before the war had started, in 1938.  The government tried to put in place measures to minimise the dangers and difficulties that war would bring.

They were encouraged to plant vegetables wherever there was a suitable plot of land available.  Recruitment into a variety of essential positions such as Air Raid Wardens and the Home Guard would be of great importance once war broke out and many were involved in defending from within.

People were also encouraged to think about their safety – the government spent a great deal of time educating people on what to do in various situations.  These would cover the likes of what to do in the event of an air raid, or gas attack.  The populace were also provided information on how they could make their rations stretch further and how to keep healthy.