Question for older Brits.

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Question for older Brits.

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When did WW2 rationing end? Did it end with the war? Were there many shortages post war?
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According to the BBC website "some things like sweets were still on ration in 1953."
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The last commodity to stop being rationed was meat in 1954.

http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/meltingpot ... /time.html

Petrol (gas) was also rationed for five months during the Suez incident in 1957.

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On a similar note, many people don't realise that a lot of concentration camp prisoners liberated in 1945 were not actually released from the camps until the late 1940s or even into the 1950s. There wasn't anywhere for a lot of them to go for a long time. When they were released, many died on the journey home.