Most popular fruit
Bananas are said to be the most popular fruit in the world today. During the war though, as imported perishables, they were impossible to get and most children did not see their first banana until after the war. Similarly, during World War II bananas disappeared from shops.
National Banana Day
When transatlantic shipping re-commenced at the end of the war, the return of the banana was hailed as heralding an end to austerity and to the curse of the ration book. The Labour government even instigated a National Banana Day in 1946. Every child should have a banana that day, it was decreed.
Do you remember?
Do you remember your first banana? Please share your banana memories by posting a comment below.
And does anyone recognise the cheeky chappy munching his banana?