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Civilian supplies in wartime Britain.

Monica Felton

Civilian supplies in wartime Britain.

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Published by Ministry of Information in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- England

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBritish achievements of the War years
    ContributionsGreat Britain. Information, Ministry of
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. front., pl.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15069880M


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Get this from a library. Civilian supplies in wartime Britain. [Monica Felton; Great Britain. Ministry of Information.]. The war of –18 was the first great conflict to be fought between highly industrial societies able to manufacture and transport immense quantities of goods to the field of battle.

In Civilian Specialists at War, Christopher Phillips examines the manner in which Britain’s industrial society influenced the character and conduct of industrial warfare. Civilian supplies in wartime Britain / by Monica Felton Ministry of Information London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

An excellent history of domestic life in Great Britain during World War II. Organized by subjects, the book does an excellent job of conveying how the civilian population coped with the war's dangers, disruptions and privations/5. This book reveals that Britain’s transport experts were a key component of Britain’s conduct of the First World War.

It demonstrates that a pre-existing professional relationship between the army, government, and private enterprise existed beforeand that these bonds were strengthened by the outbreak of war. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase A very good book on life in wartime Britain, It covers topics such as, evacuation, rationing, the dig for victory, home guard and civil defence.

The book also covers the bombing of British cities and towns, the black market, the roles women played in the factories, the Land Army and Timber Corps/5(60).

Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill’s Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India’s fight for freedom, and Churchill’s enduring n Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this Cited by: This book lives up to its title, and it was written at a time when there were still many WWII survivors--both military and civilian--living.

The author has done extensive interviews and used contemporary media to present a fascinating account of Cited by:   From the borrowing of money to the employment of women in industry, Professor David Stevenson examines the strategies used at home to maintain arms for troops, and basic supplies for civilians.

This, the British Munitions Minister Winston Churchill told his workforce inwas a ‘steel war’. After the opening offensives failed, the. Introduction. This article investigates the roles and experiences of the civilians who were economically and voluntarily attached to the Roman army in Britain.

1 They constitute an understudied group, normally treated by scholars in passing, or in piecemeal fashion. This group included camp-followers/sutlers, contractors, long-distance traders, skilled manufacturers, and Author: Ben Kolbeck.

Juliet Gardiner's critically acclaimed book - the first in a generation to tell the people's story of the Second World War - offers a compelling and comprehensive account of the pervasiveness of war on the Home Front. The book has been commended for its inclusion of many under-described aspects of the Home Front, and alongside familiar stories of food shortages, evacuation and 5/5(2).

British Shopkeeper cancelling coupons. April United States Office of War Information, Overseas Picture Division. In Britain, during the First World War, toqueues for food had become dangerously long.

A Ministry of Food was created to. With imports hit hard by the attacks on shipping convoys, compromises were made to get Britain as far as possible towards self-sufficiency. Food was never wasted; alternate ingredients were constantly tried out.

Those efforts have been celebrated in a new book called Victory in the Kitchen, published by the Imperial War Museum at £ But a woman’s work was never done during the war, whether they kept house (They Also Serve, ), nursed (The Lamp Still Burns, ), dug for Britain with the Women’s Land Army (Up with the Lark, ; The Land Girls, ), supported the ‘few’ in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (The Americanization of Emily, ) or cracked codes.

Rationing began on 8th January when bacon, butter and sugar were rationed. By many other foodstuffs, including meat, milk, cheese, eggs and cooking fat were also ‘on the ration’. This is a typical weekly food ration for an adult: Bacon & Ham 4 oz. Other meat value of 1 shilling and 2 pence (equivalent to 2 chops) Cooking fat 4 oz.

Every citizen was issued with a booklet, which he took to a registered shopkeeper to receive supplies. At first, only bacon, butter and sugar were rationed. But gradually, the list grew: meat was rationed from 11 March ; cooking fats in Julyas was tea; while cheese and preserves joined in March and May Rationing in wartime Britain.

Toronto physician Norman Harris joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps inand in was with a Canadian hospital in Seaford, in southern England. This card permitted him to purchase rationed food from a local shop. Life for Civilians during the war Civilian Article ID: Life was no picnic here, although we had no conscription like the rest of Britain.

Women were in war. Rationing was designed to provide minimum standards of essential consumption for all members of society, to reduce waste, reduce trans-Atlantic shipping usage, and make possible the production of more war supplies with less variety. The theme of equality of sacrifice was paramount.

Just before the war began Britain was import, long tons of food per. When Britain went to war on 3 September there was none of the 'flag-waving patriotism' of August The British people were now resigned to the fact that Hitler had to be stopped by force.

The first eight months of the war were a time of official unwarranted optimism and bureaucratic muddle. During wartime, one of the most effective weapons in any country’s arsenal is sabotage: attacking the war engine itself by crippling key supplies, manufacturing, strategic locations and.

When Britain went to war in it seemingly spelt an end for fashion. The people of Britain now had more pressing concerns, such as widely expected air raids and possible German invasion. In many ways war did disrupt and dislocate fashion in Britain.

Resources and raw materials for civilian clothing were limited. The first half is chronological, assessing the state of civilian morale through the four distinct phases of the war: the Phoney War, the emergency ofthe ‘Britain alone’ period ofand then the long haul to victory, Half the battle Civilian morale in Britain during the Second World War Author: Robert Mackay.

How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressures of total war and what factors were important to it. This book rejects contentions that civilian morale fell a long way short of the favourable picture presented at the time and in hundreds of books Cited by: T2 - Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War.

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The summer of marked some of the darkest days in British history. The British army had been successfully evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk, but arrived back on the shores of Britain without a majority of its equipment and victorious and all conquering German army stood just across the Channel, waiting, it seemed, for the right time to invade.

books dealing with British society covered most areas of social and economic activity, with one notable exception. A book was commissioned on the health of the civilian population, but apparently it was never completed.2 Consequently, we do not have a full account of the immediate demographic consequences of the war for Britain.

Americans were asked to conserve on everything. With not a single person unaffected by the war, rationing meant sacrifices for all. In the spring ofthe Food Rationing Program was set into motion. Rationing would deeply affect the American way of life for most. The federal government needed to control supply and demand.

The film presents a 'typical' family of 4 (housewife, engine-driver husband, factory-working daughter, schoolboy son) to illustrate the basic rationing system, the workings of. On Augshortly after the United States entered the war, the U.S. Food Administration was established to manage the wartime supply, conservation, distribution and transportation of food.

The War Production Board (WPB) was an agency of the United States government that supervised war production during World War ent Franklin D. Roosevelt established it in Januarywith Executive Order The WPB replaced the Supply Priorities and Allocation Board and the Office of Production executives: Donald M.

Nelson. Here are some facts about rationing during WW2 in Britain. Rationing was officially started on 8th January It was meant to ensure a fair distribution of food, in short supply due to enemy ships attacking merchant ships, preventing them from bringing supplies (such as sugar, cereals, fruit and meat) to the UK.

Ration books [ ]. Maybe the biggest change in civilian life happened to the role of the woman. During the war she became a much more needed and respected member of society.

This evidence shows that, for many people that war brought hard times and much work was needed to pull through. Overall, the war brought many changes on civilian life, some were good, others bad. This work brings to life the military and civilian experiences of ordinary people on both sides of the war.

Rich with information not available elsewhere, this engagingly written narrative focuses on the real details of living in wartime: how men were recruited and trained, the equipment they used, what they ate, trench warfare as a way of life.

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This book discusses the National War Aims Committee (NWAC), a cross-party parliamentary organisation established to conduct propaganda within Britain, aimed at maintaining civilian morale in the last and most draining months of the First World War.

A coupon book that buys you necessities. During the Second World War, the Allied nations implemented "Rationing" of many items, to control the use. Many of these vehicles helped seal World War Two victory for Britain, including on the beaches of Normandy, but today they rest in a 'vehicle graveyard' on a former RAF base left untouched since War production created shortages of critical supplies.

To overcome these shortages, war planners searched for substitutes. One key metal in limited supply was copper. It was used in many war-related products, including assault wire. The military needed millions of miles of this wire to communicate on battlefields. In June the Combined Food Board was set up to coordinate the worldwide supply of food to the Allies, with special attention to flows from the U.S.

and Canada to Britain. Britain strikes at Germany's economy by starting a blockade in the North Sea to keep ships from carrying supplies in and out of Germany. International laws allowed for war time blockades.

How did Britain strike at Germany's economy?Many have written on the topic of civilian morale during the Second World War and Mackay takes the time to explain the historiography, naming authors, books, and explaining how each contributed.

The books contribution to the Robert Mackay’s Half the battle is a focus and evaluation of civilian morale in Britain during the Second World War.5/5.