What was life like during the early years of the war, 1939-41?

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What was life like during the early years of the war, 1939-41?

= Initial Impact =

  • At first war had little effect 
  • Bitzkrieg ( lifhtning war) brought quick victories - new supplies + raw materials, e.g. Gold
  • Hitler very popular
  • Germany followed policy of autarky (self-sufficiency) - controlling supplies of food.
  • Rationing introduced in 1939 - 2/5 Germans following a healthier diet
  • Member of Hitler youth helping out, e.g. Collecting metal
  • All sections of community encouraged to take part in

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