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Women and men queuing outside Wood Green in 1945
IWM D 25035
Second World War
What You Need To Know About Rationing In The Second World War
In January 1940, the British government introduced food rationing. The scheme was designed to ensure fair shares for all at a time of national shortage.
Girls from St George's Church of England School in Battersea, London, take part in an open-air sewing class, by the edge of a river or lake, whilst evacuated to Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1940.
© IWM (D 989)
Second World War
How Children's Lives Changed During The Second World War
The Second World War brought many changes to the lives of children in Britain. For some, the war was a time of fear and confusion that meant separation from families, the destruction of a home or even the loss of a parent. However, for others, these years were the most exciting and happiest time of their lives.
'Father Christmas' presenting Winston Churchill’s grandson with a gift at a Christmas party for Allied naval officers' children.
IWM A 13308
Second World War
How Britain Celebrated Christmas During The Second World War
Six years of war brought many changes to familiar festive rituals. Christmas celebrations during the Second World War often had to be scaled down or adjusted as restrictions and shortages took their toll.