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This exhibition raises questions about the impact of the Second World War on local communities including staff and students at University College, Nottingham The material on display will provide a fascinating local perspective on the war years for young and old alike. We see how domestic life was transformed by rationing, the threat of air raids, and a spirit of social responsibility. Government propaganda posters not only reflected the war news and civil defence, but also encouraged citizens to ‘Make do and Mend’ and ‘Dig for Victory’. The exhibition draws on a variety of sources in the Hallward Library, including private papers, photographs, contemporary publications and ephemera. These are supplemented by items loaned from Brewhouse Yard Museum.