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World War II British Ration Book

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 29th, 2012. Artwork published in 1945.
Source: Copyright free via The National Archives (UK). License: All Rights Reserved.

Sample Child’s Ration Book. Throughout the 1940s (and for nine years after the end of the war) every man woman and child in Britain owned ration books of coupons for food and clothing. The Ministry of Food’s carefully formulated diet is generally believed to have improved the nation’s health.

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