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2a This is the official list showing people how many coupons each item of clothing was worth. Using the clothes you are wearing today, see if you can work out how many coupons each item needed, and how many coupons your total outfit would have used?

2b Why do you think children's clothes needed less coupons than adults?

Official Coupons list issued by the Board of Trade, 1941

PRO ref: BT 64/3026 (Y); Official Coupons list issued by the Board of Trade, 1941