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Thursday, February 23, 2023

World War Two Rationing Stories From Those Who Endured

For your weekend reading entertainment, I thought I'd share a site I came across a couple of weeks ago. Between 2003 and 2006, the BBC collected personal accounts of experiences during WW2 in Great Britain. There are so many stories in the collection. I used the search term "rationing" and came up with 50 pages with 20-25 entries per page for that one search term. Some of the accounts tell of the horrors of war, others relate how mother's contrived meals on limited foods.

Anyway, there's some very interesting reading in these pages and more than enough to fill many weekends. Here's the site:

WW2 People's War: An archive of World War Two memories -- written by the public, gathered by the BBC

Enjoy the stories!


  1. Personal stories are usually very interesting and meaningful. It sounds like these are. Unfortunately, I don't have the stories to go with them, but I have rationing books from WWII that were my grandmothe'rs.

    1. How interesting, Live and Learn. Those ration books must be about 80 years old. I'm glad they ended up in your hands.

  2. That sounds interesting. Thanks for the link!

  3. Thanks so much for the link!! Can't wait to start reading them.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Hi Barb,
      I hope you had some time to look through the stories, I find them fascinating to read.

  4. Thanks for sharing the link. I just read "Malnutrition milk" - and I'm so grateful for food! I will be reading more.

    1. You're welcome, Ruthie. I agree -- I'm thankful for abundance and variety of food.


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