University of Hertfordshire

Feeding the City

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  • Julie Moore
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSt Albans: Life on the Home Front, 1914-18
EditorsSue Mann, Jon Mein, Anne Wares
Place of PublicationHatfield
PublisherUH Press
ISBN (Print)9781909291744
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016


This chapter explores some of the ways in which the men and women of a Hertfordshire market town, St Albans, coped with the shortages, price rises and ever-expanding bureaucracy that surrounded the feeding of themselves and their families during the First World War. Producers, shopkeepers and consumers all had their own particular difficulties to face, and as the impact of the war was felt in every farmhouse, shop and kitchen, questions of fairness were brought to the fore in a way that demanded attention from those charged with keeping the nation and the city fed.


Julie Moore, 'Feeding the City', in Jonathan Mein, Anne Wares and Sue Mann Eds., St Albans: Life on the Home Front, 1914-1918, (Hatfield: UH Press, 2016) ISBN: 9781909291744

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