How much did food and goods cost in England during World War 2?
Because of the near bankruptcy of Britain, the price of food and other goods may very will have cost a small fortune.
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Britain's main Allies in World War 2 . Throughout the war: the Commonwealth countries including: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India - and others. . In the early stages, also Poland and France. A little later also Norway, the Netherlands, then Greece, but these countries were d…efeated. . From 1941 onwards also the Soviet Union and the US. Not such an easy question: Take France. An ally, through to the fall of France in May 1940. After that Vichy French forces were in some cases actively hostile (Syria, Madagascar, North Africa) and the French Navy was shelled by the British one (Oran, Mers-el-Kebir). And yet a French resistance movement and "Free French" forces, fielding whole divisions by the end of the war, were very much British allies. The Soviet Union started WW2 allied to Germany, dividing Poland between them. It was only Germany turning on Russia in 1941 with operation Barbarossa which transformed the situation. This same shift moved Finland, which was in conflict with Russia, from a potential ally to an axis country without any change in position on their part. Then there's the complexities of Yugoslavia: research "Chetniks" and "Prince Paul of Yugoslavia" I think the question should be "Who were the Allies of the United Kingdom in World War II" as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as the other constituent members of the UK were just as involved as England. The United States, France, Canada, and Australia were allies with England. Dutch France England allied with the United States, France, the Soviet Union, nationalist China, Poland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, Yugoslavia, Norway, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, the Philippines, and Albania. (MORE)
What are good websites for finding out about everyday living and working conditions in England during World War 2?
Answer . This might be a good starting resource.\n. \n. \n. \nThis has WW1 and WW2 references and comparisons.\n. \nThe terms to search for more broadly are "Home Front UK" or "People's war", which will lead to personal testimonies, as well as economic and social analyses. \n.
It was roughly worked out in 1990 to have cost $2,091.3 billion dollars which in 1990 exchange rate was about $2 to a Â£1 which would means it would have cost Â£1045.65 billion pounds. hopefully this helps.
\n. \n Answer \n. \nA lot of children, if not all, were sent to the country. They were safe here from the bombs. This was very sad as most mmothers did not want to be separated from their children.\n. \nThe women would work in factorys. There were lots of air raids and bombs. ONe day there wa…s a building the next, there was a mess of rubble.\n. \nLoads of people died, many people died of starvation, The food was rationed.\n. \n. \n Correction \n. \nThanks to food rationing people in Britain were NOT starving. (MORE)
Fortunately, due to it's geography, England was never sucessfully invaded. This allowed the American forces, and some other European troops that had been abroad when their countries' were invaded to gather in England and stockpile equipments, weapons, etc until D Day. The head of the Free French For…ces, General De Gaulle, was based in London. He made and others used BBC radio to communicate to the Resistance in France. Many major English cities were heavily bombed during World War 2, not for any militrary purposes but to lower moral. During the 'Blitz' (from the German word for 'lightning'), as the bombings were called, many children were evacuated to the countryside to escape. Air raid shelters were erected, to be entered when the Air Raid sirens signalled an iminent attack. Heavy black-out curtains were used so that German bombers could not see major cities from the air. Food was rationned, and people were encouraged to grow their own food. Any spare metal from railings etc was used to make weapons. Women gained a new social freedom as many men went off to fight. Many luxury items were unavailable, and so the black market thrived. Sometimes young women would trade sexual favours for luxury items from American KAMIT SUASIDEIN PAKASTAN (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \nEducation was compulsory between the ages of 5 and at least 14, without exceptions. Kids under 14 were only allowed to do work that didn't interfere with their education. In urban areas they delivered newspapers and in rural parts they helped helped with agriculture (someti…mes in breach of the law). The employment of children in factories and at any time between 7pm and 7am was strictly forbidden.\n. \nAll this was the same as before the war. Children were NOT used for the war effort. (MORE)
Winston Churchill, who was Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England is a part of but not the same as The United Kingdom and there has never been a Prime Minister of England. Winston Churchill
During World War II, the cost of living was much lower than it istoday. For instance, gasoline could be purchased for less than 20cents per gallon, bread was less than 10 cents per loaf, andpostage stamps were less than 5 cents apiece.
Less than a dollar; e.g. a soda pop was 15 cents. A candy bar 3 cents. Gasoline 10 cents a gallon.
Rationing Timeline â¢ 1939 World War Two begins â¢1939 - Petrol rationing (ended May 1950 ). â¢8 January 1940 - Rationing of bacon, butter and sugar. â¢11 March 1940 - All meat was rationed (fresh and canned). â¢July 1940 - Tea and margarine were rationed.. â…¢March 1941 - Jam was put on ration.. â¢May 1941 - Cheese was rationed. â¢1 June 1941 - Rationing of clothing (ended 15 March 1949). â¢June 1941 - Eggs were put on ration. â¢July 1941 - Coal was rationed because more and more miners were called up to serve in the forces.. â¢January 1942 - Rice and dried fruit were added to the list of rationed foods.. â¢February 1942 - Soap was rationed so that oils and fats could be saved for food.. â¢Tinned tomatoes and peas were were added to the list of rationed food.. â¢By 17 March 1942 , coal, gas and electricity were all rationed. â¢26 July 1942 - Rationing of sweets and chocolate. Each person was allowed about 2oz (55 grams) a week. â¢August 1942 - Biscuits and cereals rationed. â¢ 1943 - Sausages are rationed. â¢ 1945 World War Two Ends . Rationing continued on many items until 1954.. â¢ 1948 - The end of rationing begins. It is another 5 years before rationing of all products is stopped.. â¢25 July 1948 - end of flour rationing. â¢15 March 1949 - end of clothes rationing. â¢19 May 1950 - rationing ended for canned and dried fruit, chocolate biscuits, treacle, syrup, jellies and mincemeat.. â¢September 1950 - rationing ended for soap. â¢3 October 1952 - Tea rationing ended. â¢February 1953 - Sweet and sugar rationing ends. â¢4 July 1954 - Food rationing ends. Some foods such as potatoes, fruit and fish were not rationed. In addition to the above food, everyone was allowed 16 points per month to use on what ever food items they wished. In 1946 (after WWII), when food was just as short as during the preceding years, bread was added to the ration and the sweet ration was halved. (MORE)
Neville Chamberlain led Britain for the first six months or so, and was followed by Winston Churchill.
Well, they helped with many things, from running the factories to police work and farming.
It had been severely damaged by the war, food rationing continued there long after the war was over. World War II had taken its toll on Europe. As stated, England had practiced food rationing until 1954. This, among many other issues, annoyed the British public. Parliamentary debates arose between… the Conservatives and the Labour Party as to worry about the Cold War and problems at home or the colonies the British had before WWII. Britain would exit all of their Asian and African colonies, amongst others around the world, save for a few still in the hands of England by the mid-1970s. Because of the nations poor economic state after the war, England would employ a welfare state much like the New Deal had in the wake of the depression. After WWII, England was left with a sense of loss as they were once the most dominant nation in the world, but now had endured great losses during the war and had little to show for it. Their economy had crashed, infrastructure badly damaged and they lost control of their colonies. More so, England realized just how European they actually were and began to distance themselves from the mainland. (MORE)
England is a constitutional monarchy and does not have a president. The reigning monarch during World War II was King George VI and the Prime Minister was Winston Churchill.
England has no President, but a Prime Minister instead. At the outbreak of war in 1939, this was Neville Chamberlain, but he resigned in 1940 to be replaced by Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill was a Conservative, but during the war years the UK had a coalition government made up of all the political… parties working together. Soon after the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, there was a General Election which saw the coalition disbanded and Churchill swept from office to be replaced by Clement Attlee, who headed a Labour Government. It was he who was Prime Minister when the war ended in the Far East, in August 1945. Churchill was re-elected again as Prime Minister from 1950 - 55. (MORE)
King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth - the parents of the present queen.
World War One was financially devastating and cost England anestimated 3,251,000,000 pounds. As a result, the government turnedto direct taxation. While in 1913, only 2 percent of people inBritain paid income tax, by 1918, that amount had jumped to 8percent.
life in Britain was very dule and a lot of people starved and got seriosly ill due to financial issues and having no internet..................................................................................................................plus im under your mums bed .................hahahahh
The British political parties worked together in a coalition government from 1940 under Winston Churchill. Members of the cabinet included Conservative, Labour and even a Liberal minister. There were no general elections during the period of the war so the parliament elected in 1935 lasted for 10 ye…ars. (MORE)
They responded by saving there fod and only eating a certain amount a day. There ration book was checked every day when they got the food. Obiviosly it was very hard so there response would not of been great.I think some of the people couldn't take it.
There was no Queen as such reigning as the British monarch. The ruler during World War 2 was King George the Sixth, the father of the present queen, Elizabeth the Second. However, her mother (also called Elizabeth) the wife of King George, was also called Queen Elizabeth because in British Law, th…e wife of the King can be called 'queen' although ahe is not reigning in her own right. However, the reigning queen, Queen Elizabeth, cannot call her husband 'king'. Instead he is bestowed with another title. In the case of the present Queen Elizabeth, her husband is a prince in his own right (a prince from the royal fay of Greece), but had the title of Duke of Edinburgh bestowed on him when he married the queen. (MORE)
Poland Answer There is just to many to list, but Germanys first defeat during ww2 was at the hands of the British ad that was The Battle of Britain, wich was a very significant battle to win and one of the big contributions of winning ww2. But overall there is to many to list.
We did not have a 'general' as such. In the UK the leader of the army is called a Field Marshall. In WW2 Field Marshall Montgomery (affectionately known as 'Monty' to the troops) took charge of much of the allied action and, along with Churchill, Roosevelt and the US generals was instrumental in win…ning the war. (MORE)
I'm puzzled that you think England had a governor in World War 2. The country was neither a colony nor under German occupation. Britain is a constitutional monarchy and does not have a 'guv'.
During World War 2 it cost only twenty five cents to go to themovies. When someone went to the movies, it was usually a doublefeature, which means they showed two movies, one after another.?Ã¦
Gas cost 15 cents a gallon during much of World War 2. A new housewas around 3,770 dollars and the average American made 1,880dollars.
My brother is a little older and he remembers going to the Saturday matinee in a rural town and it cost only 10 cents.
If you were lucky you would get k ration. They were an important source of food for WWII soldiers. A K ration was also a pocket ration for paratroopers .... but large, pockets that were designed to be able to hold a k ration box. A C ration is an already canned food sent in to the soldiers. If you g…ot or had none of those you had to eat a German soldier. To finish off you would not get to much food to eat during World War 2. (MORE)
The British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 was the Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Because most of the food and resources of the time, were transported to the British soldiers and their allies.
little amount such as only bread, canned beans and corn found in the cornfield. little amount such as only bread, canned and fcking beans and corn found in the cornfield
They fought in almost every battle along side the Americans and other countries (the Allies). Some more notable ones are the Battle of Britain Operation Market Garden, and D-Day. Britain was the only country to fight the War from very start to very finish and for a long time it was just the Brits VS… the Germans while the world just watched ( the Battle of Britain). Quite impressive realy when you think how many nations it took to defeat the Germans the British held them off all on their own for a long time and defended their own country from invasian alone. Them Brits sure do got some cahonas! lol (MORE)
it was the Americans. some food went rotten when the shipping companies went on strike. Like in new york the shipping company went on strike and the eggs went rotten, before the eggs got to England you could apparently smell the eggs over 5 miles away! yuk! the eggs were put in a ditch and closed up… the ditch with cement. the ditch must have been huge! (MORE)
Neville Chamberlin was the leader at the very beginning but he soon stepped down and was replaced by Winston Churchill for most of the war.
During World war 2 the British Airforce went through drastic changes but its name stayed the same and is still the same today, earlier the airforce was an army organization, lending blue uniforms to the Russians in their revolution the airforce had green, when the revolution finished the uniforms we…re sent back and so the airforce started to produce and wear blue uniforms, The name Was the R.A.F the Royal Air Force. Answer England has never had an air force. (MORE)
A coalition government made up of all political parties working together- the emegency was too serious for there to be continuing political rivalries.
Do a search on Shingle Street and decide ! . My guess this was a "test" for a full invasion and would have led to the end of England as a nation. Thank goodness for the channel. the RAF and the English people . Sieg Heil . Adolf
Neville Chamberlain was prime minister of England until the first year of war began. After that, Chamberlain was gone and Sir Winston Churchill took his place. So there were two prime ministers during the war.
This information comes from Wikipedia under the heading of World War 2. . Dudley Pound was First Sea Lord and as such the professional head of the Royal Navy from June 1939 to September 1943. He chaired the Chiefs of Staff Committee, which was responsible to Winston Churchill for the British mili…tary's conduct of the war, until March 1942. . Alan Brooke was Chief of the Imperial General Staff (head of Britain's army) from December 1941 and from March 1942 also chaired the British Chiefs of Staff Committee. He held the posts until the war's end and was as such Churchill's foremost military advisor. He was promoted Field Marshal in January 1944. . Andrew Cunningham succeeded Dudley Pound as First Sea Lord and naval member of the British Chiefs of Staff Committee in 1943. He remained in the post for the rest of the war. . Charles Portal in October 1940 succeeded Cyril Newall as Chief of the Air Staff, the head of the Royal Air Force, and member of the British Chiefs of Staff Committee. He continued in this role for the rest of the war. He was promoted Marshal of the Royal Air Force in June 1944. . Harold Alexander at the end of the War was a Field Marshal and Commander-in-Chief of AFHQ responsible for the direction of Allied troops in the Mediterranean theatre. Previously he had commanded 15th Army Group which conducted the Allied invasion of Sicily and the Italian Campaign. Prior to this he commanded 18th Army Group which directed the Allied forces during the culmination of the Tunisia Campaign leading to the surrender of Axis forces in North Africa . Before that was Commander-in Chief British Middle East Command, overseeing Montgomery's Eighth Army successful campaign to defeat the Axis forces in the Western Desert Campaign. . Viscount Gort relinquished the role of Chief of the Imperial General Staff on the outbreak of war to command the British Expeditionary Force in France from 1939 to 1940. He later served in a variety of less prominent posts, including Governor of Gibraltar and of Malta. . Bernard Montgomery was a General (later Field Marshal) who led the Allied forces in North Africa. Under his command the Allies were able to defeat the Afrika Korps and their Italian allies. He later commanded the 21st Army Group and all Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord. He was also the primary mind behind the failed Operation Market Garden. He accepted the surrender of German forces on the 4 May 1945. . Hugh Dowding was an Air Chief Marshal who commanded RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. He ended the sacrifice of aircraft and pilots in the attempt to aid troops during the Battle of France, which was weakening the home defence. He developed the "Dowding System" - an integrated air defence system of radar, raid plotting and radio control of aircraft. He introduced modern aircraft into service such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. During the battle he led resources behind the scenes and maintained a significant fighter reserve, while leaving his subordinate commanders' hands free to run the battle. . Keith Park was an Air Chief Marshal who commanded 11 Group RAF, the fighter formation tasked with the defence of London during the Battle of Britain. Later he was in charge of the defence of Malta. . Arthur Harris was an Air Chief Marshal commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press. He was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of RAF Bomber Command and later a Marshal of the Royal Air Force during the latter half of World War II. . Louis Mountbatten , Admiral of the Fleet, was Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in South East Asia, 1943-1945. (MORE)
England could have easily been invaded by the Germans if Hitler had decided to invade England. He chose to invade Russia instead.
It was really the other way round. Germany invaded Poland on 1st September 1939. On 3rd September 1939 Britain and France declared war on Germany. In 1940, France was invaded by Germany and British troops were evacuated back to the UK. Due to strong public opinion, the US refused to become involved …in the war but sent food and supplies to help Britain. After the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces on 7th December 1941, Germany declared war on the US and attacked US shipping in the Atlantic. Churchill and Roosevelt met and agreed to pool resources and that the Armed Forces of both countries would work together to defeat both Germany and Japan which they eventually achieved in 1945. (MORE)
John Gilbert Winant was U.S. ambassador to the England from 1941 to 1946. He was a former governor of New Hampshire
England was not an independent country then, or even now. By calling all of Britain "England" you have deeply insulted me. The number of casualties suffered by Britain was; 382,700 military deaths and 67,100 civilian.
A War Bond cost 3/4 of it's face value. A $25 bond cost $18.75, and was worth $25 at maturity (10 years).
With "invasion" understood as "those already being there and claiming power" being against it, one can say that "England" (The British Empire) invaded Mainland France on at least two occasions: 1) The Dieppe Raid, a half-large size experimental attempt to get som info (or so we have been told), 2) J…une 5-6-7, 1944, the Landings in Normandy. There was also an "invasion" from Italy into the south of France, but my best guess is that that was a no-British involvement affair. France had numerous colonies and territories which were in fact "invaded". (MORE)
In the United States it probably cost $1.00 considering bread was purchased for 5 for a dollar and gasoline was around .28 cents a gallon. You could get a Coca Cola for a nickel. However, consider this: The average American female made around $35 a month at their jobs. Women in the war plants made m…ore money. (MORE)
Canned food was used in the K Rations and the rations of the UK forces world wide. This allowed the troops to get protein, fruit, vegetables that were not dried and blah. However, most troops hated the Spam ham and even wrote back home to their families not to send spam. Some of the poor navy boys g…ot spam for one straight month, particularly on the submarines. (MORE)
No, there was no serious attempt to invade the UK during WW2 after the Battle of Britain.
Median income $1750 year Inflation was 6% a year Cost of Living increased 30% plus US government claimed only 19%
It was a way of buying things, equipment and supplies, for themilitary. Ordinarily, in peace time, the military will issue anotice that it wants certain items, and notify companies in therelevant business that it will accept bids to supply that item. Itwill allow a certain amount of time for compani…es to prepare andsubmit their bid. All other things being equal the government issupposed to accept the offer of the lowest bidder, to buy items atthe lowest cost. (Pilots joke about flying aircraft with 35,000moving parts, each built by the lowest bidder). All of thisbid-letting process takes time,and the military in WWII was in aterrific hurry. It needed things yesterday. So for many items thebidding was not done. A company which could produce the desireditem was approached, and made an offer (which they really could notrefuse) to produce the item on a cost plus basis. This reimbursedthe company for all costs of producing the item, materials andlabor and so on, and the "plus" part was a percentage added onafter the cost was figured, to give the company a profit. This cutout the months of bidding and allowed production to beginimmediately. (MORE)