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1a Look at source 1a
This is a top secret document from the Prime Minister's War Cabinet about clothes rationing. What reasons does it give for why clothes rationing is needed?

1b Now look at source 1b
This is the newspaper advert that announced clothes rationing to the public. What are the reasons it gives for why clothes have to be rationed?

War Cabinet memorandum on the rationing of clothing, 1941

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PRO ref:PREM 3/96/1; War Cabinet memorandum on the rationing of clothing, 1941