Everyone helps in the food effort – Britain – WWII

Food in Britain. Age is no obstacle to war work in Britain. Harry Kind, a sergeant during the Boer War, now seventy-one years old, works a full farming day. Here he is about to thatch a hay-rick. Approximately 700,000 old-age pensioners have braced themselves for fresh effort and gone into war work. The pretty village of Manuden, Essex, has a whole community of old age pensioners working on the land. — March 1943 — Official Bri0tish Photo, Office of War Information