Rationing started in September 1939.
Recycling was encouraged.
After raids, special rations of coffee, cigarettes and meat were issued
Rations were much worse in Germany than Britain.
Extra rations were given to expecting or nursing mothers; sick people; vegetarians; donors of blood and breast milk & workers in heavy industries such as mining.
Adults received no milk ration.
Shoes and coats were almost impossible to get because of a complicated point system.
Hot water was only permitted 2 days a week
Toilet paper was not available
Tobacco was difficult to get. People would do swaps like an egg for a cigarette.
Surprisingly, 40% of people improved from rationing because it gave them a more varied diet.