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Your Ration Book

Description: 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.

 

Date: World War Two

 

Our Document Reference: BT 131/40

 

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