Category: War

The British Swastika, 1918

It was a bit startling to see this in a newspaper from 1918. I had to check the date first as a swastika seems strangely out of place in Western history outside of Nazi...

Wear More Milk, 1937

This little article in The Children’s Newspaper from 1937 caught my eye. Wear more milk? In the 1930s, Italian chemist Antonio Ferretti worked out how to extract fibres from the casein protein in milk,...

Kellogg’s Problem, 1941

A 1941 advert from Kellogg’s Cornflakes today – literally demonstrating their blitz spirit. It’s apologising for the shortage of Cornflakes in the shops, while giving themselves a hell of a (deserved) pat on the...

Training Fleas, 1940

A letter from an Oslo publication printed in PTO Magazine, 1940. I’ll confess, I’m confused. I thought flea circuses were basically a mime act. And yet this goes into quite some detail on how...