Remembrance Week – George Bernard Shaw’s Vegetarian Plea, 1940

This week I’m going to be posting up bits and pieces I have dating from the Second World War, in honour of Remembrance Sunday on 9th November. Of course, this is particularly poignant this year, being 100 years since the start of the First World War.

And on Sunday I’ll be posting some of my own family history – my Grandad’s memorabilia, stuffed inside the most sinister book I own.

Today’s piece is from PTO Magazine, 1940. George Bernard Shaw was a devoted vegetarian, and in a letter to the Daily Express, he pleads that veggies are given sufficient rations, lest they lose their singular ferociousness:

PTO Magazine, 1940

PTO Magazine, 1940

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2 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    ‘Ferocious’ isn’t a word you’d normally associate with vegetarians!

    • Estelle says:

      I suppose Hitler wasn’t a great advert for it! Although apparently he didn’t eat meat because it made him smell bad…

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