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Breed for Victory!

After two years of writing, my book telling the story of the rabbit in the Second World War has finally been published. In wartime the rabbit had a completely different role from today. By keeping rabbits those on the Home front were "doing their bit", converting waste greens, table scraps and tea leaves into meat that did not need importing through submarine-infested seas. Rabbits even had their own rations, issued by the Government, with the number of breeding does drawing rations meticulously recorded by the Ministry of Agriculture. German rabbit keeping had a more sinister side. Each concentration camp had its own Angora farm, operated by the prisoners, to provide wool for warm clothing

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