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3a This article is from the Times newspaper on the day clothes rationing was announced. How many coupons did each person have to last them a year?

3b Using your answer from question 2a, work out how many coupons you would have left over for the year after buying the clothes you are wearing today.

3c Choose which other clothes you think you should get with the remaining coupons. Remember, these are the only coupons you will have all year, so plan ahead for what you might need.

Report in the Sunday Times newspaper on the introduction of clothes rationing, 1st June 1941

PRO ref: BT 64/3026 (W); Report  in the Sunday Times newspaper on the introduction of clothes rationing, 1st June 1941