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World War 2

incendiary-bomb-tail photography by Harris Digital

Incendiary Bombs

What was an incendiary bomb? Incendiary bombs were filled with highly flammable (easy to set on fire) substances which would start fires once they had

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Identity card photography by Harris Digital

Identity Cards

What were identity cards? Identity cards (or National Registration Cards) were introduced by the government during World War II. Written on them was the owner’s

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Ration Book photography by Harris Digital


What was rationing? During World War II the government limited the amount of food and other items which British people could buy. This was called

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The Blackout

When did the blackout begin in Britain? The blackout began on September 1st 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany. What was the

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