Presentation on theme: "By Molly Brady. As you can see this is not a lot of food for one person for a week. Most of us would eat that in a day. This was supposed to help Britain."— Presentation transcript:
As you can see this is not a lot of food for one person for a week. Most of us would eat that in a day. This was supposed to help Britain not waste any food. There was no fear of that!
There wasn’t a lot of food during WW2 in Britain for a for many reasons: A lot of the processed and canned foods were reserved for shipping overseas to the Military or Allies. Transportation of fresh foods was limited due to gasoline and tyre rationing. So they didn’t just ration food. The soldiers were the main priority. The Government didn’t care if civilians only got a bit as long as their soldiers were well fed. Propaganda
The rationing in WW2 went on for six years, this period of time became known as “The Emergency” to the people of Ireland. When older Irish people speak of the memories of the war they always call it The Emergency. Some of the more important foods that were rationed during and after WW2 were tea, sugar, butter and flour. Bread was rationed in 1942. We all know how much bread is part of the Irish diet!!!!