Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Storm clouds of war were gathering over Europe. The glory of Paris and London showed the last fashion collections of the decade. The fashion industry ground to a halt.
To make the British weak, the Germans tried to cut off supplies of food and other goods. German submarines attacked many of the ships that brought food to Britain. This meant that food, fabric and other things were in such short supply. So the government issued books called ''ration books'' so everyone got a fair share of food, clothes etc.
Everyone had to 'make do and mend'.