The NFU’s tribute to the nation’s WW1 heroes goes online

To mark one hundred years since the start of WW1, the NFU has produced a short, iconic video to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to protect the country and to those who helped produce the nation’s food during a time of crisis.

The video, below, also recognises the fact that 250,000 farmers enlisted with the British Army during that time. At the same time 66,000 soldiers, 12,000 members of the Women’s Land Army and 148,000 women helped to tend the countryside to produce food to support the war effort.

NFU President Meurig Raymond, whose father and uncle both fought during the war, said: “As the nation continues its remembrance to those who gave so much during a time of conflict, the NFU wanted to pay its tribute, however small, to those who fought and died during the Great War.

“We also wanted to pay tribute to those who helped to feed the nation during the war – producing food to feed our nation was seen as a key supporting role in the ongoing conflict and we join everyone in remembering the sacrifices that took place many years ago – ones which are still felt around the world today.”

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