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  • hey..asked my grandfather about it. He mentioned the ration book provided each family with bread, sugar, powdered milk and flour. The rations were given out in each village. Then when things got harsher the victory kitchens started to provide everyone with food, typically bread, soup and cheese. Sometimes there was goats meat too. He also mentioned the farmers having it good since they had their own crops! Black market prices went really high when food was scarce. There was a lot of sickness about due to malnutrition as well as scabies and TB.

    There was also apparently a lack of clothes but when enemy pilots parachuted into Malta after being shot down they used the cloth to make new clothes!

    Posted on 11:06 on 06 June