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2a Look at source 2. This is a ration book for children. Work out what food the government planned to ration from what is printed on the coupons.

2b Look at source 3. At first, only bacon and butter were to be rationed. What foods did the government also decide to ration in December 1939, and why?

Example of a Ration Book

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PRO ref: BT 131/40; Example of a Ration Book