Attack with me says Potato Pete

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number ARTV10071
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 23 x 30.2 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Unknown
Ministry of Food
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c. 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


British Second World War Potato Pete poster. The poster depicts Potato Pete as a parachutist. Potato Pete was a character created to advertise the use of potatoes in the place of bread as a source of carbohydrates. With bread in short supply due to the War and German U-Boats in the North Atlantic interrupting trade routes and sea lines, the British Government advised its citizens to use potatoes, a home-grown alternative.