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Interesting Things Rationed During WWII

What it says on the tin, folks:

  • corduroy
  • bicycles
  • cheese
  • typewriters
  • silk
  • rubber footwear
  • baby food
  • coffee

(Source: ameshistoricalsociety.org)

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