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From: "Mike Palmer" <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Food situation in Bristol, 1917
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 15:31:29 +0100
I think the publishing companies caught on to the fact that WW2 was being
covered by the GCSE history courses. There's nothing like a lot of anxious
parents to fuel an appetite for "retro" books!
We've seen othre reproductions originally made for the Home Guard and one
for US troops with advice on how to behave in England!
From: "Martin Briscoe" <>
The Imperial War Museum sell a facsimile reproduction of a small booklet on
the history of the rationing system in WWII. It was originally written just
before the end of the war. It surprised me just what a complex system it
was, with several major changes during the war. I also wondered whether the
present day civil service would be able to do the job with the present day
reliance on computers (and their incompetence at using them!).
The Market Square
The Story of the Food Ration Book 1940-1944
M&LFHS | Gwynedd FHS
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> This prompted me to see what the ration was like in WW2 (I
> thought 2½ lb of meat was a huge amount, I couldn't eat that much!).
> I found this:
> "Food rationing was instituted by the Ministry of Food on 8
> January 1940.
> Amounts for basic food items varied from time to time but in
> mid-war they were typically as follows (per person per week):
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