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bread, milk everything essential

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some things that were rationed in WWll was milk sugar


In Britain bread not rationed in World War 2, but was rationed in 1946.


Cigarettes and meat were the main rationed items


No, in the United States no vegetables were rationed. The only things I remember as being rationed were butter, sugar, meat and gasoline. We had coupons for gasoline and tokens for the edible things.


The answer will vary from country to country. In Britain most meat was rationed from 1940-1954.


Clothing and all fabrics (including such things as sheets and dish cloths) were rationed by coupon in Britain from 01 Jun 1941- Feb 1949. 02 Feb 1943 in US


Clothes (and all textiles) in Britain were rationed from 1941 till 1949.


they were rationed because the foods were being brought into Britain by boat and the boats were being sunk by German U-boats.


Water was not rationed. Potatoes were not rationed because they were plentiful in the USA but in England they were rationed. Depending on which country or area where you lived pork meats were not rationed. Things like salt. baking soda, spices, vanilla, baking powder were not on the ration lists. Some medicines were not rationed but antibiotics and medicines needed in the war front were rationed amongst the medical facilities. In the USA some vegetables and fruit did not need to be rationed but the people were encouraged to grow victory gardens so the vegetables and fruits used in the military forces' rations and kitchens could be plentiful. In England they had rationing for ten years and it was for an extensive list of things. Cars were not rationed because they discontinued building cars in both countries. The gasoline was rationed as well as tires. Blackout Drapery and Curtains were not rationed. Sand bags were not rationed. Things like dishes, photos, stationary, etc were not rationed.


I just read a news article that said fish and chips were not rationed during the war


Butter had been rationed because the Germans just gave it to their army


Britain was rationed from food, clothing, petrol, oil and many other materials right up until1954. this was because most of these things were brought over to Britain by cargo ship which were bombeb.


people rationed many things so that the military forces could get supplies. Not everything was rationed though. things like pens and paper were not rationed. people tried to eat less meat so that it could go to the military.


You need to specify a country and a time. There's a widespread misconception that specific goods were simply either rationed or not rationed and that the amount(s) allowed then remained constant throughout the war. The tendency in all coutries was for more and more things to be rationed, and for the amounts allowed to be reduced. In Britain, for example, bread was not rationed during World War 2, only afterwards!



In Britain, a large number of foods and other items were rationed. In the US, dairy products such as eggs, milk, and butter were rationed. One result was the wider use of margarine. Similarly, coffee was rationed, leading to a number of substitutes of varying acceptability.


Rationing means to control, limit, or reserve the amount of something (usually a good) that someone or some group can have. During the Second World War, for instance, things such as butter and sugar were rationed so that there would be enough for everyone to have a little. In Britain, tea was rationed.


People in Britain drank coffee, wine, and alcohol during World War 1. Many foods were rationed during WWI including butter, milk, and meats. Carrots were the one food that was not rationed in Britain.


Everyday people sold things rationed for a higher price because people wanted them and would pay to get them


Eggs were rationed to the general public in Britain because they were in short supply, and priority was given to feed the troops fighting the war.


Its true that not everything was rationed, but it also did not mean that those items were available or affordable. No rationing existed for milk, eggs, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, spaghetti, noodles, macaroni, chicken, fish (unless it was canned), dried fruits like raisins and prunes, jams and jellies and cottage cheese. ____ It varied from country to country and from year to year. Milk and eggs were, in fact rationed in Britain for most of the World War 2. In Italy, pasta (spaghetti, noodles, macaroni) was rationed from 1941-45. In Britain tea was rationed, but coffee was not rationed ...


gasoline, sugar, eggs, meat. As the war went on more and more things were rationed


To save up ammunition and food


There were many things that were rationed, or were not available at all. Some of them were: * Coffee * Sugar * Nylon hose (the nylon was used for parachutes) * Cigarettes * Gasoline


No, water was not a rationed food. however, things like potatoes, sugar, and meat were rationed. The government established special days such as meatless mondays and wheatless wednesdays.



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