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And do you remember food rationing then during the war?

No, because I wasn’t in Ireland during the war… I remember it in England and there it was horrible, but of course my father in particular, suffered very much because of the shortage of tea and he loved tea and couldn’t get enough of it. But my memory of food in Ireland during the war, when I would go home from Bletchley for a week’s holiday, you’d get a lovely large piece of steak like that, which of course you couldn’t’ get in England at all and then… I shared a cottage with a girl when we worked in Bletchley and we were very lucky because there was a milkman who was blind and he used to give us far too much milk and far too many eggs and we would say to him ‘but this is much more than the ration, this isn’t right you know’ and he would say ‘ah, but I can’t see so it’s quite alright!’!


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Wartime rationing

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"Leslie Greer talks about wartime rationing in England and in Ireland." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #334 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:41 pm)