National Geographic : 1944 Jul
Britain Fights in the Fields a little cheese out of those weeds if each of us does her part," she said. They wouldn't give the goat any of their rationed dairy-cow feed. Like most Eng lish farmers, Lady De La Warr would not serve on her own table any more than the regular rationed allow ance of food, such as two eggs a month, or two ounces of butter a week; hence, whatever cheese the lady and the goat could make out of weeds in a bomb crater was welcome. After getting off to school in the morning two small boys, evac uees from London she was caring for, Lady De La Warr was work ing 50 hours a week supervising Land Army girls in her county. She had worked as a dairy hand in the other war. When I suggested to this farmer's wife that, along with her regular turn at fire watching on the roof at night, she was doing her part in the war, she re- Under the Blitz, minded me that her 18- That this Kentish hc year-old son, then her coops were spared! training in the RAF, eggs. Neighbors raise was the one who was making the real contribution. This boy has since been missing in action. That is the instinctive philosophy of the British farmer as he fights in the fields to increase food production, let the bombs fall where they may.* * For additional articles on England in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, see: "Everyday Life in War time England," April, 1941, and "Rural Britain Car ries On," October, 1941, both by Harvey Klemmer; "Lend-Lease Is a Two-way Benefit," by Francis Flood, June, 1943; "British Commonwealth of Na tions," by Eric Underwood, April, 1943; "Winchester, England's Early Capital," by Frederick Simpich, Jan uary, 1941; "Britain Just Before the Storm," by Amos Burg, August, 1940; "Time and Tide on the Thames," by Frederick Simpich, February, 1939; "Cathedrals of England," by Norman Wilkinson, December, 1939; 9) -'ullUratea irom jacK mar a Helmet Is for Eggs as Well as for Heads usewife's home was bombed did not matter so much; About a million British families convert their scraps to hens cooperatively. "Visits to the Old Inns of England," by Harold Donaldson Eberlein, March, 1931; "Down Devon Lanes," May, 1929, and Char-a -Bancs in Cornwall," December, 1924, both by Herbert Corey; "Great Brit ain on Parade," August, 1935, "Pilgrims Still Stop at Plymouth," July, 1938, "How Warwick (Castle) Was Photographed in Color," July, 1936, and "Informal Salute to the English Lakes," April, 1936, all by Maynard Owen Williams; "England's Sun Trap Isle of Wight," by J. R . Hildebrand, January, 1935; "Within the Halls of Cambridge (University)," by Philip Broad, September, 1936; "Oxford (University), Mother of Anglo-Saxon Learning," by E. John Long, November, 1929; "Garden Isles of Scilly," by W. Robert Moore, December, 1938; "Southampton Gateway to London," by Stanley Toogood, January, 1940. Many other richly illustrated articles on Brit ish Isles places where American forces now are quar tered are listed in the Cumulative Index to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE.