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Rationing in Britain

The fundamentals of rationing on Britain’s home front during the Second World War.

Government sponsored film 1945 11 mins

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This neatly explained film, produced for an American audience, gives context to an aspect of the home front synonymous with wartime Britain. The impact of rationing on food and clothing, and taxes on luxury goods, are explained through the experiences of the Green family, getting by as every citizen had to in challenging times.