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Home Front: Second World War Replica Pack
Exclusive to the Australian War Memorial
Life on the home front during the Second World War had its own challenges - nothing could go to waste, and for many people invasion by the Japanese seemed imminent. Drawing from the Memorial's collections, this replica pack provides a fascinating glimpse of the hardships and concerns faced by families living in a war economy. Perfect for teachers and students, nostalgia buffs, and anyone with an interest in life on the home front, the pack includes reproductions of posters, magazine articles and much more.
Each replica pack contains:
A3 posters -
Ringed with menace!
Doughboy comes to Sunday supper
4 examples of Japanese "invasion" currency (produced by the Japanese for use in the Solomons, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, and other island outposts of the "Japanese Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere")
A4 posters -
Instructions for an air raid shelter
It's fight, work or perish!
War spreads to the kitchen front
A5 posters -
Commonwealth of Australia war savings certificate
Japanese "invasion" currency reaches north
Come on girls! Join the Australian Women's Land Army
Grow your own vegetables
Boy with bomb
A vital war job: join the Women's Land Army