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Unlike ice-cream, carrots were in plentiful supply during the war, grown in allotments and Doctor Carrot was even introduced in 1941, as The Ministry of Agriculture promoted carrots heavily as a substitute for other more scarce vegetables Unlike ice-cream, carrots were in plentiful supply during the war and Doctor Carrot was even introduced in 1941, as The Ministry of Agriculture promoted carrots heavily as a substitute for other more scarce vegetables.
British Pathé said: 'British Pathé took it upon themselves to suggest war-time holiday alternatives to the British public.
“We just had to bring him back again this year to help showcase our latest show-stopping festive range.
Healthy alternative: Children were offered a carrot on a stick as supplies ran low, and sugar needed to make ice-cream was one of the first luxuries to be hit on rationing, along with bacon and butter Vegetable fun: A carrot on a stick was the official wartime substitute for ice-cream, and some British children born just before the war didn't discover what ice-cream actually was until after the country returned to peacetime In this heart-warming video, a pair of toddlers, who are thought to be siblings, can be seen gazing at a hand-drawn sign advertising ice lollies for '1d'- which was pennies in the currency of the 1940s.
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The adorable advert is narrated by esteemed British actor Jim Broadbent, 68, and is set to air on TV for the first time during Emmerdale at 7.15pm on ITV.
Seeds from the earliest cultivars of carrots have been traced back to prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland, and carrots were included in a list of aromatic herbs grown in the royal garden of Babylon in the eighth century BC, but it wasn’t until the 15th century that they made an appearance, as pale yellow or purple roots, in Britain.
It was even later that the first orange carrot appeared, recorded in Dutch paintings of the 17th century.
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