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The webmaster, Pat Cryer, as a young child

How Britain coped with food
rationing & shortages in WW2

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Click an image for more on how Britain coped with food rationing and shortages of food.

houses of parliament

National initiatives


Home farming

bottled fruit

Preserving produce at home


Meals at home

old restaurant

Off-ration meals out

See also rationing and shortages more generally.

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This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.