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This poster explained how to use red and blue ration tokens, which were given as "change" for ration stamps, and could be used to supplement stamps to pay for rationed goods.


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941: A shopkeeper stamps Mrs Day's ration book during her shopping trip on the Kings Road in Chelsea. In the foreground can be seen the tea, sugar, 'national butter', margarine, cooking fats and bacon she is allowed for one week.


WWII War Ration Book Two - January, 1943 This book is the property of the United States Government. It is unlawful to sell or give it to any other person or to use it or permit anyone else to use it, except to obtain rationed goods for the person to whom it was issued. Persons who violate Rationing Regulations are subject to 10,000 dollar fine or imprisonment, or both.


During WWII many things were rationed, including sweets and chocolates, notice the packets, they are very basic and not very eye-catching Sweet rationing ended in 1953