Stocking up because of war - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
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This was part of a notice sent to all newspapers, but shows a very English approach to telling people off.

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, though, that ‘well-to-do’ people are targeted.

“It is to be feared that many well-to-do people have not sufficiently realised the selfishness and the danger - to poor people - of buying in huge stocks of provisions.

“At the Army and Navy stores, for instance, on Tuesday, the provision department was besieged by customers wanting to buy large stocks of food. Many, no doubt, were reasonable in the demands, but others were far from it.”