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You were only allowed one egg and three rashers of bacon a week - but Britons were never healthier than when we lived on wartime rations. So what happened when one modern family gave it a try?

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Rationing chart for 1940-1942 showing types of food and amounts allowed. Image from ‘The British People at War’, © Odhams Press Ltd (published in the 1940s)

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A wartime kitchen. This lady's name was Mrs Haslet and she lived in London. She was photographed cooking a meal on her gas cooker.

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from Lavender and Lovage

WW2 Rations for One Person in Britain, how slim we would all be if we stuck to this! (These are the rationed foods, most people would grow their own vegatables) so veg would not be rationed, no eggs unless you had hens, just powdered egg. Some items were still rationed when I was born in the early 50s. Just think of all the choice we have now!

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WWII, Norfolk.England. With acute food rationing, most of the population lived off the land. Unfortunately, this little girl lived almost entirely on a diet of Brussels sprouts. Even her Teddy Bear needed a gas mask!

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