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War Rationing - Carrots on a Stick

War rationing was just a way of life during World War Two. One of the luxuries to hit the rationing list was sugar and with no sugar, there was no ice cream. But the official wartime substitute for ice-cream was a carrot on a stick. Many British children born just before the war didn’t discover what ice-cream actually was until the war was over and the rationing stopped.

Film: Easter 1941

August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
British Pathe started filming talent contest style variety shows and turns at the start of the last century and now their unique and hilarious abilities live on in the archive.
Private UFOs, flying bicycles, motorised wheels - Pathe's archive is awash with fabulous films of canny and creative transport inventions.