Impact of war - own knowledge

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Rationing
Britain had imported 55 million tons of food each year; by October 1939, this figure had fallen to just 12 million
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Shelters
The government estimated that 87% or more of people would use the issued shelters (usually Anderson shelters) or spaces under stairs etc. and that only 4% of the population would use the underground stations.
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Number of people evacuated
3.5 million
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Women working in factories
700,000 women worked in munition industry
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Number of conscientious objectors
16,000 British conscientious objectors
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Shelters

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The government estimated that 87% or more of people would use the issued shelters (usually Anderson shelters) or spaces under stairs etc. and that only 4% of the population would use the underground stations.

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Number of people evacuated

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Women working in factories

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Card 5

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Number of conscientious objectors

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