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Liverpool Blitz: 9am

Shops are just opening and already there are queues of anxious women and children at the door, each clutching a ration book. Food and other goods are severely limited so there is a rush for any little extras. People passing by see a queue and join it without knowing what is available.

Learn more about shopping on the ration.

'Feeding the Family in Wartime' booklet
'Feeding the Family in Wartime' booklet
(larger version, opens new window)

Audio clip

Evelyn Tate talks about queuing for rationed goods when pregnant.
(windows media | mp3 | read transcript)

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