A photograph of a ration book, taken in 1946. Food rationing during the Second World War began in October 1939.
A photograph of a ration book, taken in June 1946 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.
Food rationing during the Second World War began in October 1939. Ration books containing coupons were given to each person, the coupons were then given, with payment, to the shopkeeper. Rationing continued for several years after the war ended, with meat rationed until 1954.
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- The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- National Science and Media Museum
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