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The Diaries and Letters of Lord Woolton 1940-1945$
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Michael Kandiah and Judith Rowbotham

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266847

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266847.001.0001

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Minister of Food, 1941

Minister of Food, 1941

Chapter:
(p.127) Section Two Minister of Food, 1941
Source:
The Diaries and Letters of Lord Woolton 1940-1945
Author(s):
Michael Kandiah, Judith Rowbotham
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266847.003.0006

Diary extracts and correspondence, thematically arranged, with extensive footnotes identifying newspaper coverage and parliamentary speeches, dealing with Woolton’s policies and actions on rationing against the background of the development of the Battle of the Atlantic. It gives insights into the challenge of maintaining supplies given the toll on shipping, the negotiations with key groups such as farmers, the challenge of maintaining staff morale at Colwyn Bay (including the discreet visits there made by Woolton for this purpose), revealing also the key roles played by men like Sir Henry French and John Redcliffe Maud. Entries and speeches reveal Woolton’s frustration with party politics and the Civil Service in other departments, as well as with key figures like Churchill and Robert Hudson Spear.

Keywords:   Rationing, Food Supply, Coupons, Media strategies, Churchill, Agriculture, British Empire imports, Colwyn Bay, World War Two, Government policymaking

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