The IWM Film Archive is the oldest film archive in the UK, holding over 20,000 hours of film, video and digital material and covering the two World Wars and all conflicts involving British or Commonwealth Forces since the start of the Twentieth Century to the present. Our collection also reflects aspects of civilian life in wartime, military life in peacetime, military exercises and operations.
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Rationing in Britain
The fundamentals of rationing on Britain’s home front during the Second World War.
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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.