The 25th of July marks the day in 1948 when wartime bread rationing ended in the United Kingdom. But it wasn’t until 1950 that stores were allowed again to sell it already sliced!
Second World War
Wartime food policies were one of the critical success factors in WW2 for the UK. They kept the military fed & the civilian population working, & resulted in the British population being healthier than at any time before or since in history.
The first U.S. C.A.R.E packages arrived in Europe on the 11th of May 1946. The packages saved thousands upon thousands of people from death by starvation, and helped hundreds of thousands more to rebuild their lives after World War Two.
National Dried Milk was a powdered, full-cream milk fortified with vitamin D. It was intended for feeding to children at a time of milk rationing in England during World War Two.
The National Loaf was a loaf of bread sold in the UK during World War Two. It was based on a form of whole-grain bread in order to make wheat imports go further.
Special Margarine. April 1943 United States Office of War Information, Overseas Picture Division. National Margarine was a national margarine commissioned by the British Ministry of Food during World War Two. There were actually two kinds of National Margarine: Special, and Standard. Both came in waxed-paper wrapped blocks. The Special cost more, 9d a pound, compared…
During World War II, New Zealand had more than enough food to feed itself. Still, the country went onto wartime food footing, including rationing, in order to create surpluses to feed the people of the United Kingdom, and to feed American troops in the Pacific.
World War Two began on the 1st of September 1939. It would be a war in which food played a deciding role. In fact, some have said it could be argued that home economists played a starring role in winning the war.
Sweets (candy) and chocolate were rationed during World War Two in the United Kingdom, and did not come off ration until 4th February 1953.