The Dig for Victory campaign was started in September 1940 when the government realised that much of the nation’s food could be grown at home, thus freeing up Britain’s beleaguered merchant ships for the importation of much-needed war materials.

The Dig for Victory campaign was started in September 1940 when the government realised that much of the nation’s food could be grown at home, thus freeing up Britain’s beleaguered merchant ships for the importation of much-needed war materials.