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Second World War 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle



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After years of austerity, blackouts and rationing, victory in Europe arrived on 8 May 1945.  Yet, as Churchill said, 'we may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing'.  A year later, the victory parade was held in London.

In this jigsaw, the mood of the Second World War is captured through the printed material of this evocative time - from humorous postcards to children's games, from hints for the garden front to tips on the kitchen front - including a leaflet that suggested menus for holidays at home.  Slogans constantly reinforced the message, whether on posters or on the smallest of items, such as milk bottle tops ('wings for victory') or the reverse side of bus tickets ('waste paper is actually a raw material of war').

As shortages increased, the necessity for a 'sew and save' or 'make do and mend' attitude became essential.  For women who could not find a new pair of stockings, at least there was the alternative of liquid silk stockings that could be painted on to give bare legs 'the elegance of sheer silk'.

Dimensions: 68 x 49cm

Number of Pieces: 1000

Brand: Gibsons
EAN: 5012269070644
Product Code: G7064

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