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Defending the Realm - Food Rations

During World War I, Britain's Ministry of Food enforced the country's ration orders.  Penalties were stiff.

On 29 August 1918, for example, a violator received a three-month prison sentence for "unlawfully obtaining and using ration books."


Media Credits

Defence of the Realm, U.K. Ministry of Food leaflet.  Imperial War Museum, London.

 

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