Australia and rationing
Poster depicts a housewife throwing cans of food at a twisted caricature of a Japanese soldier. The title runs across the top half of the poster, in red and blue ink. The housewife, who is drawn in black and white, is in the background, and the Japanese soldier, who is also in monochrome, except for his red lips, is in the foreground of the right hand side.The cans of food are quite a devestating weapon; if used in this fashion they could have been quite effective missiles. Food rationing was pervasive in war-time Australia and this poster implores households to keep up the effort in economising food.
Source: Food is a munition of war! (n.d.). Retrieved March 23, 2018, from https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ARTV00161/
ABC Education Video
Source: Education Services Australia Ltd and National Archives of Australia. “Notice to Youths and Girls.” Scheme=AGLSTERMS.AglsAgent; CorporateName=National Archives of Australia; Address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes, ACT 2600; Contact= 61 2 6212 3600, 1 July 2014, vrroom.naa.gov.au/print/?ID=19204. Virtual Reading Room Vrroom
Source: SLSA. “Conscription : Conscription during World War Two.” Welcome to SA Memory, SLSA, 2014, www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1023.