Salute the Soldier Week: Why Leeds raised more than £6 million during World War 2

It was a week when Leeds came together in a major fundraising drive to support their armed forces during World War 2.

Salute the Soldier Week was a British National savings campaign in 1944 with the aim of British Army equipment being sponsored by a civil community. And Leeds played its part smashing its £6 million target to send 100 divisions to Berlin. The city’s final total was £6,848,594. The Royal Air Force equivalent was Wings for Victory Week and the Royal Navy equivalent was Warship Week. READ MORE: The Leeds Blitz - Nine air raids which brought death and devastation LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook