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Dorothy Roberts' WWII Food Diary and Menu Mementos

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:14 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My mum, Dorothy Roberts, was in the army in WWII and she kept a diary and mementos about her life especially about the food she ate. My mum loved her food. She kept all the menus from the war; they were very different as designed and drawn from hand.

Friends would sign the menus as a keepsake. It is very interesting how they made the food sound so delicious when they had so little.


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Dorothy Roberts

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Ann McGrath

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My mother

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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