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WAR BRIDE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WARTIME LONDON, MARCH 1943

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Newly-engaged Marcelle Lestrange and her fiance Flying Officer Harold Lackland Bevan look in a jeweller's shop window for a suitable engagement and/or wedding ring. Because of the scarcity of gold and jewels, jewellers are only allowed to sell a certain quota of jewels each quarter, many selling out at the very beginning of the quarter. Gold had been stopped for wedding ring manufacture, but is now released in small quantities, but gold wedding rings are very hard to find, particularly in the cities.

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Newly-engaged Marcelle Lestrange and her fiance Flying Officer Harold Lackland Bevan looking for a suitable engagement and wedding ring in London during March 1943.

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