Rations RaTionS in ww2. By joseph

Rations made sure that people got equal amounts of food every week.

Rationing of food lasted for 14 years. People rationed food until 1954. These two boys were evacuated in 1940, they continued to ration for 14 years.
We started rationing when German submarines started bombing British supply ships.
The British government decided to introduce the system of rationing.

The colour of ration book depended on who you were.

  • Buff-coloured ration books - most adults had these books
  • Green ration books - pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5 had these books.
  • Blue ration books - children aged between 5-16 had these books.

People had to ration to feed there families


Created with images by HerryLawford - "Identity and Ration Books" • expom2uk - "SYD & HARRY 1940 In The Garden Hillside Loke Cromer Road. Roughton." • British Red Cross. - "Red Cross ship SS Vega" • wisegie - "British flag"

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