The Spade as Mighty as the Sword

The Story of World War Two's ‘Dig for Victory’ Campaign

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 214

After food rationing was introduced in 1940, and German U-boats began threatening merchant shipping bringing in essential foodstuffs, the Ministry of Agriculture decided something had to be done to make the kitchens of Britain more self-sufficient. The result was one of Britain’s most successful propaganda campaigns – Dig for Victory – encouraging every man and woman to turn their garden, or even the grass verge in their street, over to cultivating vegetables. By 1942 half the population were taking part, and even the Royal Family had sacrificed their rose beds for growing onions. Now, Daniel Smith tells the full story of this remarkable wartime episode when spades, forks and bean canes became weapons the ordinary citizen could take up against the enemy. It had tangible benefits for the war effort in that shipping could be reallocated for munitions instead of food imports, as well as for the health of the nation in encouraging a diet of fresh fruit and veg. The campaign threw up unexpected celebrities like C.H. Middleton, whose wartime BBC radio talks on gardening reached a vast audience, and it even sowed the seeds for the modern allotment movement. Ultimately it is a war story without fighting or killing, one that shows how even The Little Man with the Spade, in the words of the Minister for Agriculture at the time, did his bit for Victory.

The Spade as Mighty as the Sword

The Story of the Second World War 'Dig for Victory' Campaign. Daniel Smith

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN:

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 256

View: 455

After food rationing was introduced in 1940, and German U-boats began threatening merchant shipping bringing in essential foodstuffs, the Ministry of Agriculture decided something had to be done to make the kitchens of Britain more self-sufficient. The result was one of Britain’s most successful propaganda campaigns – Dig for Victory – encouraging every man and woman to turn their garden, or even the grass verge in their street, over to cultivating vegetables. By 1942 half the population were taking part, and even the Royal Family had sacrificed their rose beds for growing onions. Now, Daniel Smith tells the full story of this remarkable wartime episode when spades, forks and bean canes became weapons the ordinary citizen could take up against the enemy. It had tangible benefits for the war effort in that shipping could be reallocated for munitions instead of food imports, as well as for the health of the nation in encouraging a diet of fresh fruit and veg. The campaign threw up unexpected celebrities like C.H. Middleton, whose wartime BBC radio talks on gardening reached a vast audience, and it even sowed the seeds for the modern allotment movement. Ultimately it is a war story without fighting or killing, one that shows how even The Little Man with the Spade, in the words of the Minister for Agriculture at the time, did his bit for Victory.

Mortimer and the Powerful Sword

Author: Kevin Kurtz

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 377

Mortimer's daydreaming again. But when he finds a pointy stick in the woodpile, he can't resist the urge to challenge a menacing dragon with his new powerful sword. Only when he calls on the name of the King does Mortimer realize that he, and his pointy stick, are transformed to fight a man-eating troll, vicious pirates, an evil Queen and more. These are only the beginning of Mortimer's adventures as he seeks to find the treasure of gold while avoiding assassins and spies. Join Mortimer and his friends as he searches for the King of the Western Lands, and prepares for the epic battle that will determine the fate of all.

The Sacred Sword of the Zanthee

Author: Elaine Moore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 206

View: 596

Will Fabian and his brave quartet of friends survive a quest to save their Wylon people from an evil curse? Can they find the sacred sword of the Zanthee? Join them on their perilous adventure on Lumina, a planet with two very diverse lands. Badonia’s desert wastelands is home of the insect creatures Neodons. Quintarlia is rich and abundant in wildlife and food. The Zanthee, deadly golden frogs, have always guarded Fabian’s homeland, Quintarlia, but the Neodons’ leader has a plan to destroy them. Fate draws Fabian and his friends to band together in a journey full of challenges where failure spells doom for all.

A Sword Within

Author: Greg Allen O'Neal

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

View: 461

A Sword Within is a collection of poetry about the sword within us all (the human soul). Defeating loss of love, faith, and physical strength, and only having his soul as his own personal sword within, the writer allows you to take a glance at his own spiritual path. You will be deeply inspired with a more enlightened view of the world as you get lost within these pages. Read these symbolic words from the writer of his loss of almost everything and how his sword within allowed him to regain himself and to possess, once again, his faith in love and his will to live. Use these symbolic works for entertainment and to also help you discover your own personal sword within to conquer over your own fear and doubts. A Sword Within shall surely take you on a symbolic flight into the wisdom, love, and joy within everyone's spirit.

The Heart of the Sword

Shallin Awakes

Author: Franklyn Thomas

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 294

In a land where the sword decided who lived and who died, came an almost unstoppable force. This force ripped through a once peaceful land. The beauty that once covered the hillside was now ravished by fire and the smell of death and destruction. Creatures that once lay dormant were now roaming the lands, leaving nothing but horror in their wake. Then, out of nowhere, a champion takes the lead on the battle to restore peace and beauty back to the land he loved more than life itself. Man had no chance until he showed himself. He and the men who banded with him brought peace back to the land, a peace that did not last long; an unexpected force that rose up and took the place of the evil that for a year had possessed the land. Once again this champion stepped up to bring this evil that, once again, threatened his people, as well as the land he loved and called home. Its time was long ago, and still the battle lingers on as if it will last forever. Its time was long ago.

Sevenfold Sword: Sovereign

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Azure Flame Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 372

The quest of the Seven Swords has been a trap all along. For the dark elven tyrant known as the Sovereign will use the power of the Swords to ascend to godhood and enslave the world for all time. And only Ridmark Arban stands in his way...

Sword Play

Forgotten Realms

Author: Clayton Emery

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 983

Wizard's Wager Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster, dragons rule the skies of Faerûn, and elves dominate the huge forests that cover the land. Only in the mighty, magical empire of Netheril are men a force to be reckoned with. Bored and haughty in his midair castle, the Netherese mage Candlemas bets fellow wizard Sysquemalyn that a certain barbarian who has caught his eye can survive the most savage tests his friend -- and deadly rival -- can devise. The only rule: The tests must offer the subject some chance to survive, however slight. Of course, "playing fair" is a concept as alien to the wizards of Netheril as "mercy." But the subject of their wager, Sunbright Steelshanks of the Rengarth Tribe, has a mind -- and a will -- of his own. And Candlemas and Sysquemalyn are not the only players in this lethal game of swords and sorcery . . .

Son of the Black Sword

Author: Larry Correia

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 813

#1 IN A NEW EPIC FANTASY SERIES from Monster Hunter series creator and New York Times best-selling author, Larry Correia! After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts, until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since the land has belonged to man and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated. It was prophesized that someday the demons would return, and only the descendants of Ramrowan would be able to defeat them. They became the first kings, and all men served those who were their only hope for survival. As centuries passed the descendants of the great hero grew in number and power. They became tyrannical and cruel, and their religion nothing but an excuse for greed. Gods and demons became myth and legend, and the people no longer believed. The castes created to serve the Sons of Ramrowan rose up and destroyed their rulers. All religion was banned and replaced by a code of unflinching law. The surviving royalty and their priests were made casteless, condemned to live as untouchables, and the Age of Law began. Ashok Vadal has been chosen by a powerful ancient weapon to be its bearer. He is a Protector, the elite militant order of roving law enforcers. No one is more merciless in rooting out those who secretly practice the old ways. Everything is black or white, good or evil, until he discovers his entire life is a fraud. Ashok isnt who he thinks he is, and when he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, the consequences lead to rebellion, war¾and destruction. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Sword of Life

Author: Phyllis Horton

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 74

View: 505

The Sword of Life: Your Power is in the Word gives an understanding that the strength desired to help anyone break through the barriers that hold us back in life can be found within our words. A person of faith understands the power of the tongue (our words) gives us life and can bring death literally and figuratively in any aspect of our lives. The Sword of Life was created from a spiritual realm during a time of darkness in my life. It was through the various steps of this book that I found my light and now I am sharing this very precious process with the world.

The Sword of Armageddon

Author: Temple Mathews

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 274

View: 293

Things have never been darker for 16-year-old Will Hunter. The girl he loves has been taken from him, he's been betrayed by his newfound half-sister, and he has only hours to find a cure to the poison coursing through his veins. He's in no shape to stop the Dark Lord from finding and using the Sword of Armageddon—but if he can't, he's not the only one who will die. The third book in the New Kid series takes Will and friends from a demon-infested island in the Puget Sound to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, where Will's struggle against the Dark Lord ends in a confrontation that will determine the fate of all mankind.

Armageddon Is Approaching

Author: Jimmie L Chapman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 415

This book reveals Bible prophecies that show we are living near the end of time. Author, Jimmie L. Chapman says, ?The signs are everywhere and we need to be observant. History proves that all the ancient Bible prophecies, concerning the nation of Israel and the coming of Christ, were accurately fulfilled; as well as most of the prophecies for the Church Age.? He shows us why we should believe the prophecies for the end times will be just as accurately fulfilled. ?We, as Christians, the people of God, should not fail to recognize the signs that God is giving this generation, ? he cautions us. He also warns us, ?The generation that is alive right now, could see the end of the world as we know it. The world is rapidly moving toward the one world government that is the beast which both Daniel and John prophesied would arise to power and rule the world in the last days.?

Invincible Sword Tao

Volume 4

Author: Yu Fei

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 749

On the Divine Martial Continent, the strong were respected. The youth Xiao Yun had obtained the mysterious sword embryo, cultivated the supreme sword dao, refined the invincible sword technique, and battled against the heaven's pride of tens of thousands of clans without being defeated! Seven feet of sword qi filled the desolate lands, within ten square days, I am invincible.

The Rose and the Sword

Hibernia Chronicles: Book Three

Author: J. Scot Witty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 680

Locked in the long frozen winter of Hibernia, Fayette, the dress maiden of the duchess of Eamhain, awaits for the return of her beloved, Dar LaCross. Still unfamiliar with the magical powers that surge through her, she struggles to wield the magic within her. Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier charged with the protection of the kingdom, sent Dar to the land of the elves on the far side of the island to forge an alliance against the northern barbarians who had invaded the countryside. They seem very alone in their struggle until one of Clebis’s rangers returns to the kingdom with good news. News that the Caledonian regent is still alive and is in the independent city-state of Providence to the south with his army has come to light. Clebis takes this as a good omen, while the duchess he serves finds a moment of dread within it and secretly makes a deal with the enemy chieftain, who may become her undoing. Clebis sends his trusted officers, Toran and Dar LaCross, to meet with the regent to convince him to move his legions to Eamhain. Meanwhile, the relationship between Fayette and Dar is tested by the appearance of a strange elf woman who follows Dar everywhere. A catastrophe occurs at the duchess’s castle as Dar returns to try to find his beloved and save her from the designs of the enemy chieftain.

Sword of Honour

Days of St. Valentine.

Author: African Shakespeare

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 123

This is a play which informs of the source of the celebration of the Valentine’s Day. The essence of true love is herein defended as a sacrifice rather than what it is often mistaken for. A priest’s loyalty to his calling thereby struggles for supremacy with an emperor’s will. Among the priests, a green snake lies under the green grass.........

Swords of the Spirit

Author: Marilyn Kohinke Washburn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 630

Swords of the Spirit is historical fiction set in 16th century England and Scotland. It is the sequel to A Rose Without a Thorn. This epic novel begins in the 1540s. It is set at the powerful but contentious Royal Courts of their Catholic Majesties James V and Queen Marie of Scotland, and Protestant Englands infamous King Henry VIII. An aging Henry VIII is James Vs royal uncle. Yet will blood-ties prove thicker than water as, with half drawn swords, Scotland and England stand on the brink of war? Protestant England is also secretly making a pack with the Holy Roman Empire to cross swords with Catholic France. It is an age where treachery and deceit prove deadlier than the point of a sword. Both the Scottish and English Royal Courts are embroiled in dangerous intrigues and betrayals. In hopes of gaining power over one another Catholics and Protestants hatch deadly plots designed to bring down the other. As the reformation of church perilously rages on, many innocent lives become at stake in Scotland and England, and also throughout Christendom. Chief Catholic and Protestant ministers at the English Royal Court scheme to wed a woman of their own choosing to the widower, Henry VIII. Yet while England schemes to find a new queen, the in fighting between Catholics and Protestants has torn the Scottish Royal Court into two embittered factions. Will James V successfully unite his realm in time before Englands army thunders across the border with swords raised high above their heads? This riveting story brings to life a host of new compelling characters coupled with many of the original characters from A Rose Without a Thorn. All are soon joined together through much courtly intrigue as the exciting saga continues in Swords of the Spirit.

The Sword and the Flute

Kālī and Kṛṣṇa, Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN:

Category: Hindu mythology

Page: 167

View: 175

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The Sword of Welleran and Other Stori

Author: Lord Dunsany

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 501

The Sword of Welleran -- The Fall of Bubbulkund -- The Kith of the Elf-Folk -- The Highwayman -- In the Twilight -- The Ghosts -- The Whirlpool -- The Hurricane -- The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth -- The Lord of Cities -- The Doom of La Traviata -- On the Dry Land

Sword and Scales

An Examination of the Relationship between Law and Politics

Author: Martin Loughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 281

This short and accessible book provides a provocative re-assessment of the various tangled relationships between law and politics and in so doing examines legal and political thinking on such critical areas as justice,the state, constitutionalism and rights. It introduces lawyers especially to certain important themes in some of the key texts in political thought and introduces political scientists to the legal dimensions of a number of central themes of political studies. Written by one of the leading theorists in constitutional law, the book should prove to be an indispensable companion for any student or teacher interested in law and politics. Contents I. Law and Politics in the Conversation of Mankind II. Justice III. The State IV. Constitutionalism V. Conclusions