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When World War 2 started Britain suffered a shortage of some food types. They were able to grow a lot of their food but the rest came over on ships from abroad. The Germans tried to make the British people give up by bombing the ships, hoping that the people would starve and surrender. To make it fair, the government started rationing to ensure that people were given an equal amount. Due to the fact that sweets were rationed there were not a lot of overweight people during wartime.

We were surprised when we weighed out the small amount of rations that each adult received. Even though we were learning about history we also did some maths to convert ounces to grams and shillings to pence. By Amelia

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