Ration Books in WWII

Not all products were available during WWII. Items such as cars, tires, appliances, clothing, certain food items (including meat) were reserved for the war effort. Those items that were available in limited amounts were rationed. Ration books were issued to citizens to use when they purchased items. Different stamps in the books were used to purchase specific items, including alcohol. (True Story: Lt. Marie obtained her first ration book when a relative who liked to drink took her to register and obtain her book on her 21st birthday. He immediately relieved her of the alcohol stamps.)

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