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Military History/Calorie consumption in Britain during WW2


ladycentsamile wrote at 2013-03-16 18:49:15
For future reference there was indeed rationing of foodstuffs DURING the war.  Read the books written by Winston Churchill who for example agonized over his ultimate decision to implement egg rationing. Even for people who lived on farms. Could be wrong but I think the final decision was one or two eggs per person per week. And yes the rationing of food lasted for years after the war ended. It's actually quite astonishing the length of the recovery period, and our general lack of knowledge about such an important event in history. The ravages of war don't disappear after the victory parades.

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My knowledge focuses mainly on the history of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and of World War II in Europe. I can answer general questions on Weimar and Nazi Germany and Italy under Mussolini, and specific questions on diplomacy, military, politics and topics germane to WWII. Questions on European history during the 1930s and 40s are also welcome.


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