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Exporting butter to Britain


The British government began purchasing New Zealand butter in March 1915. By November 1917 it was purchasing the country's entire exportable output. This British First World War poster advertising the country's butter features a rather pointed caption: 'New Zealand offers her best'.


© IWM (Art.IWM PST 13684)

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