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- 25 May 2004
I was 8 years old when WWII started.
One of the first things to happen was the issue of Ration Books, nothing could be purchased without the appropriate coupons.
The thing that interested me most was the "sweety" coupons. They came in D's and E's and E was twice the value of D. Each month there was an announcenent of how many sweets could be bought for a coupon. Smettimes it went up and sometimes it went down, but that didn't matter too much because our local sweet shop took all the coupons at the start of the books and we could get sweets when we had the money, which was much scarce than the coupons.
Every one was issued with a gas mask, in case of a gas attack. It had to be carried at all times and at school we had regular drills to see how quickly we could put them on.
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