For those of you following my investigation of whether I can scan a WWII pamphlet on allotments called Plots Against Hitler and put it on this blog, and the slew of comments that followed from readers, there's more news.
PAG arrived in the post today and is not a government publication - it was printed in 1941 by the Northumberland Press - the author's Raymond A Cook. So I am pretty sure it's still well within copyright and so the scanning is a no-no - as a published author myself I'm fullly aware of the importance of copyright law, so I'll have to limit myself to a summary and the occasional snippet.
I've only got as far as the title page so far but loved this quote:
It is becoming increasingly obvious that, amongst the plots calculated to bring Nazism to its knees, those measuring 300 square yards are destined to play an important part.
Which reminds me, I am planning to put up on this blog a little chunk of my book on the tricky issue or poles, rods and perches, aka how allotments are measured. This should fully explain the importance of the 300 square yards reference.
(If you still want your fix of war-era allotment literature, Iaipai helpfully pointed out in the comments to my last post that the British Library has reprinted a couple you can get your hands on.)