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Blitz-Busting Tips

Before the outbreak of World War II, Britain imported most of its food and was heavily reliant on overseas trading for many other goods, which left it at a disadvantage after September 1939 when the supply chain was interrupted by naval blockades. Rationing was a gradual process with bacon, butter and eggs being the first of many food items to be restricted in order to ensure that there was enough to go around. The scarcity of fresh produce and essential ingredients like eggs, flour and sugar meant that cooks had to find substitutes if they wanted to eat well. Meanwhile, items like clothes, silk lingerie, stockings, perfume and makeup also became increasingly difficult to find, with the result that aspiring fashionistas were forced to be creative if they wanted to look their best.


Make Christmas perfect with mock marzipan

Although Christmas during the wartime years was a challenge thanks to rationing and a lack of resources, it was still

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