First World War poster: "Don't Waste Bread. Save Two Thick Slices Every Day And Defeat The U-Boat"

MMM.1998.27

About this object

The Ministry of Food was established in late 1916 “to promote economy and to maintain the food supply of the country”. Britain had been faced with rising food prices and rationing of resources since early in the war. However, when the U-boats fully unleashed their unrestricted warfare campaign in 1917, the British Government realised how vulnerable the country was to being cut off from their imported food supplies. The Ministry of Food released posters like this one to advise people not to waste food.

Object specifics

  • Title
    First World War poster: "Don't Waste Bread. Save Two Thick Slices Every Day And Defeat The U-Boat"
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1998.27
  • Type
    Poster
  • Artist/Maker
    Clark and Sherwell Ltd
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1914 - 1918
  • Materials
    Paper
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Related people
    Clark and Sherwell Ltd (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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