Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Feeding the War Effort

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Name Index


Feeding the war effort: Agricultural experiences in First World War Devon

Agricultural History Review, (2010), 58(1), pp.95-112.


Bonnie White

Prepared by Michael Steer

Authors of studies of British agriculture in the First World War have argued that the labour crisis was not as severe as contemporaries believed, suggesting instead that replacement labour and greater access to farm machinery helped to offset the loss of agricultural labourers to the military. However, labour reports for Devon show a shortage of both men and horses on the land by late 1915 and the County War Agricultural Committee expressed concern that the continued removal of men from the land was in conflict with the need to increase home grown food. This article can be downloaded from British Agricultural History Society’s website


Adams, R J Q 99
Ashby, A W 95-6
Asquith 97-100, 107
Balfour, Arthur 98
Barnett, M 97, 101
Beatly, C R 111
Brown, J 102
Coaker, J 106
Constantine, C 100
Cooper, A F 97, 101
Crowe, Hilary 96, 103, 107
Denning, Richard 107
Devon, Lord Lieutenant of 104
Dewey, Peter 96-8, 100-1, 103, 105, 110
Doidge, Cecil 108
Fortescue, Lord Hugh 104, 111
Fowler, J 107
French, D 99
Goldman, F 108
Grieves, K 98
Hibbard, B H 98
Hoskins, W G 103
Horn, Pamela 98, 107, 110
Hubbard, James 106
Kirby, Maurice 100-1
Kitchener, Lord 105
Lloyd George 96, 100-1
Loram, Alfred 105
McKenna, Reginald 98
Middleton, T H 95-6, 100
Milner 97-8
Mingay, G E 96, 101
Orwin, C 97
Poirier, P 99
Prothero, R E 100
Roberts, J H 107
Rose, M 100
Searle, R 111
Selborne, Lord 97-9, 104-7, 110
Sheail, J 97
Turnor, Christopher 108
Wall, R 96
Whetham, E 97
Wilson, T 97
Winter, J 96
Wordie, J R 102