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World War II British Ration Book

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 29th, 2012. Artwork published in .
    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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    1. william glen campbell says:
      Jul 22nd, 2016  6:50 pm

      I am writing a book on the Scottish part of the Second World War and I remember that the ration books had different coloured pages. Could you tell me what each colour represented and also the actual daily limits of the actual product e.g. meat, sugar, tea, etc? Thank you.

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