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In my day, all we got for Easter was a carrot on a stick: Newsreel reveals what children got instead of chocolate eggs in WW2

War rationing was a way of life during World War Two, creating a national culture of austerity, but it also sparked ingenuity, such as swapping an ice-cream for a carrot on a stick.

It was the official wartime substitute for ice-cream, and some British children born just before the war didn’t discover what ice-cream actually was until the fighting had finished and rationing stopped. for more click here

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