San Francisco: British War Relief Association of Northern California, 1940. Near Fine. First Edition, 1st Printing. [8x5.5in]; , 5-125 pp., , charts for calories, minerals, vitamins and meat cuts, black and white illustrations in text; Cream stiff paper covers with red and blue lettering and British flags on front within rust ink illustrations, blue and red eight plastic spiral binding; Minor soiling and tanning to covers, no prior owner marks or annotations. Item #13257
The British War Relief Society was created in 1939 for humanitarian relief of Great Britain with the outbreak of World War II in Europe. In the United States there was a strong isolationist movement and the official policy of the government was nonintervention with the 1939 Neutrality Act. This did not stop citizens from organizing relief efforts to support the beleaguered British people with nonmilitary supplies in the first years of the war. The Society’s headquarters was in New York with chapters throughout the Country.