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
February, 1943. Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher instructs her pupils on how to use War Ration Book Two. During the war, many items were rationed because they were in short supply, and rationing avoided shortages, and made sure that not only the rich would be able to get essential goods.
Clothing Book Description: Throughout the 1940s every man woman and child in Britain owned ration books of coupons that had to be used to obtain food and clothing. Clothing rationing was introduced in 1941 and lasted eight years. Fabric was needed for the war effort (to make uniforms, parachutes etc.) and so was the factory capacity. Date: World War Two