Make Do and Mend: Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations
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Make Do and Mend: Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations

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With the nation's industrial output concentrated on the war effort and a clothes ration in place by June 1940, basic clothes were in short supply in wartime England and high fashion was an unknown commodity. Adults were issued as little as 36 coupons a year to spend on clothes, but a man's suit could cost 22 coupons, a coat 16, and a lady's dress 11. The need to recycle an...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 6th 2007 by Michael O'Mara
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Collected representations of the many pamphlets that were printed by the British government during World War II, advising those on the home front of how to stretch life out of every bit of fabric, scrap of ribbon, found button, and length of thread -- and how to use existing pieces to the end of their usable lives in order to save from using hoarded ration coupons.

Nostalgic and old-fashioned, but a terrific reminder of the stark reality faced by people each and every day for a decade. The secti...more
A wonderful compilation of the wartime leaflets sent out to every family to stop waste - some of the ideas can be used again in the credit crunch times!
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