How were ration cards used in World War 2?

Go to this web page and bring up each book. example book 2 the stamps have a M on them ,that was for meat: http://www.scvs.com/stamp/exhib/ration/ Ration books were used in WW2. The government rationed food so we could feed our soldiers at war and feed civilians at the same time. Ration stamps came inside the book and had to be presented so you could actually buy rationed goods. Some goods were: canned foods, sugar, eggs, coffee, sugar, meats. Without a ration stamp, you could not buy rationed foods. There were very strict rules about exactly how to use them. Try searching "ration Books" , there are many sites which include more information.