Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Effect of War 1914-18: Shortages and Rationing
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* Ration Coupons
(PRO ref: IR 79/30)
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* PRO ref: IR 79/30; ration coupons *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about shortages and rationing and how they affected people. You should consider:
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* What is being rationed? *
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* Explain how the coupon system worked? *
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* Do you get the impression that shopkeepers were fully involved in the scheme? *
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* Rationing was a big change from the free market which people were used to. Why did most people support it? *
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