American World War Two Ration Book 3 - Stock image
Number, Text, Typescript, 1940-1949, 1943
London, England - December 20, 2011: Front cover of a battered copy of War Ration Book Three from the USA. Ration books were first issued in the USA in 1942, with 'War Ration Book One': books two, three and four followed through 1943. Rationing ended in the USA in August 1945, though it continued into the 1950s in the UK.