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Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 24: Thrifty Before Thrifty Was Cool
In this episode, we learn not to tangle with the women of Earlswood, that love can grow in the darkest of places, and that those apples aren’t real apples.
Curiosity Shop Show Notes:
Links to research materials:
- Extending Butter https://www.gettystewart.com/extending-butter-a-war-time-rationing-trick/#:~:text=Extending%20butter%20was%20one%20way,and%20varied%20meals%20during%20WWII.
- British Library Dig for Victory https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item107597.html
Parachutes and Heartstrings:
- Ingenious World War Two Women use German Parachute for Making Underwear: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/ingenious-word-war-two-women-use-german-parachute-making-underwear.html
- How to Make Underwear from Parachutes: http://erasgone.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-make-underwear-from-parachutes.html
- The surprising and resourceful ways people caught in the middle of World War II used US Military parachutes: https://www.businessinsider.com/surprising-ways-people-reused-us-military-parachutes-during-wwii-2020-4#as-war-raged-in-the-philippines-and-on-other-pacific-islands-civilians-realized-that-american-troops-on-the-ground-wanted-souvenirs-7
- Dress, Made of Parachute Silk: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30086632
- What to Wear to a Wartime Wedding: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-to-wear-to-a-wartime-wedding
- Dress, Wedding, Parachute silk, Belsen: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30081821
- Gena Turgel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gena_Turgel
Further Patreon Reading:
- Dylan Hollis on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bdylanhollis?lang=en
- From Saving Lives to Keeping up Appearances: Possible Uses for a Second World War Parachute Panel, by Stephanie Richards: https://cpb-eu-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.brighton.ac.uk/dist/3/4024/files/2020/03/parachute-FINAL-corrected.pdf
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