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The Home Front 2

The Home Front 2

TASS Window 1039 'Fruit and Veg to the Front', 29 August 1944. This near idyllic scene was meant to encourage food production for the front line. It urges Russians at home to send their best produce for the 'soldier -heroes'. The image is sugary, backed up by the choice of  pastel colours, and reminiscent of 1930s painting in the name of socialist realism. It also implies the tough role taken on by women in the war effort. The orderly fields in the background reassuringly suggest that all is well on the collective farms despite the war devastation elsewhere.