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5a Look at source 5a
This is an example of the information that could have been used by people preparing the publicity campaigns for rationing. How reliable is this source as evidence for what the situation was like in Germany at the start of the war?

5b Read source 5b
This is a ready-made answer for government officials to answer questions about food rationing. What would hearing this answer have made British people think about rationing?

Comparison of the rationing schemes used in Britain and Germany

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PRO ref: INF 1/343 (I); Comparison of the rationing schemes used in Britain and Germany