Arrest that Rat!

It never fails to impress me by how much the previous generations did and fought and sacrificed for WWII. The commitment of women on the home front was no laughing matter. Here is a photo from British archives showing women learning how to catch rats in the fields. They had to take over men’s work both in factories and everywhere else. Food was scarce: The United Kingdom depended on the US to send food supplies on ships but a lot of them never made it, torpedoed by German U-Boats. It was probably imperative to try to grow whatever you could and not let the rats eat it.  Most women don’t like mice, let alone rats. These women had to bait traps, remove rats, plug the ground with poison for rats…there was no room to be squeamish.

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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One Response to Arrest that Rat!

  1. thefeatheredsleep says:

    Well said!

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