Food and diet
menus and recipes, the latter generally being Ministry of Food leaflets, magazine or newspaper cuttings and commercially produced pamphlets. Also includes other ephemeral material relating to food economy and diet. The collection is physically divided into seven categories - Recipes First World War, Interwar and Pre 1914; Recipes Second World War and Postwar; Ministry of Food Leaflets Second World War and Postwar; Food Economy, Health and Miscellaneous; Menus and Dinners First World War, Interwar and Pre 1914; Menus and Dinners Second World War; Menus and Dinners Postwar
More substantial items are placed in the main collection or 'K' sequence
From Tirpitz the pig, the mascot of HMS Glasgow, Warrior the horse, and Rip the a stray dog, to Gustav, one of the RAF's messenger pigeons, and Wojtek the 'Soldier Bear', meet 9 famous animals from the First and Second World Wars.
Of all the roles women took on during the First World War their work in munitions factories was probably the most vital. Without the bullets and shells they produced the British Army couldn't have carried on fighting. This archive film, A Day In The Life Of A Munitions Worker, was made in 1917 at the Chilwell Arms Factory in Nottinghamshire.