When Easter is just around the corner, imagining the extent of food rationing during the 1940s certainly concentrates the mind!
Here’s evidence of the most amazing camaraderie that existed during the war years. When food rations were tight and chocolate would have been the most special treat – imagine the generosity of a British soldier who gave his chocolate ration to a Dutch civilian during the liberation of the Netherlands.
Back at home food rationing that was introduced in January 1940 continued until well after the war had ended. Eggs were a real treat, with dried egg the only alternative – so anyone who was lucky enough to keep chickens could live like virtual royalty!