Close ups of clothing coupon ration book.
Shoppers buy clothes without coupons + piles of surplus ration books at HM Stationary Office.
An Essex garage sells a new product to mix with petrol extending drivers' mpg's.
Full warehouses and yet not enough clothes - Pathe reporter John Parsons looks for solutions.
Women in the news.
Sorting cloths in warehouse.
Harold Wilson, President of the Board of Trade, announces the end of clothes rationing.
Master bakers attend protest meeting about bread rationing and baker's boy goes on his rounds.
Interview with Housewives representative on Government Committee on cloths rationing.
Great story about girls in plastic swim suits frolicking by the pool in sunny America.
Estelle Kelway does shopping for people for small commission.
Women workers at a wool and cotton mill have a shopping centre on site.
Item showing musical star Evelyn Dall swimming, shopping, and in the theatre.
Pathe pays tribute to housewives for their war efforts.
Cuts from newsreel 46/53 - Food Minister Strachey explains his reasons for rationing bread.
Return of the petrol ration for private motorists.
Food Minister John Strachey explains the need for bread rationing.
Ladies from the British Housewives League protest against bread rationing.
Toddlers with faces covered in chocolate eating bars of chocolate.
A Doctor and a milkman discuss whether the ration provides enough food.
Pathe exclusive story about problems of meat rationing.
Protests in London about the removal of the basic petrol ration.
Motorists protest about petrol rationing. Hyde Park, London.
Children celebrate the great day when sweets and chocolate come off the ration.
A look at woman racing driver, Jean Mortimer, preparing her car for end of petrol rationing.
Housewives shopping at London's first supermarket.
Footage of church in East Grinstead now used as a shop, West Sussex.
Motorists protest about the removal of the basic petrol ration.
Good item showing housewife Mrs Mary Cannon dealing with rations etc. on day to day basis.
Small boy Dave rigs up a periscope to look under the counter in a grocer's shop.
Barbara Moore-Pataleewa eats grass as a major part of her diet. London.
Herring drifters in East Anglia and workers at Savoy Hotel, London go on strike.
A short trailer film asking Scottish children to volunteer to get in the potato harvest.
Models wear latest designs in women's tweed coats which are to be sold at utility prices.
Food Minister Ben Smith speaks about food crisis. Also shots of famine victims in Bengal.
Government's plan to freeze wages to stop inflation backed by the public.
Scenes of life in the baby boom town of Swindon.
Piccadilly's illuminated signs are turned off due to a fuel crisis.
John Strachey takes over from Ben Smith as Food Minister. London.
Prime Minister Clement Attlee calls for increased production to make Britain more prosperous.
British newspaper headlines announce introduction of smaller loaf of bread.
Furrier Mr. Grubert shows off latest in utility furs to customer at London showroom.
Wonderful promotional film made for soap company Hudson and Knight.
People in Sussex queue for water as elsewhere the drought breaks.
A two seater Electric car on show in Hastings - aimed at beating petrol rationing.
Hunger flourishes in Italy while plenty of food is available on the black market.
An item showing Eire's well stocked food shops. Southern Ireland.
Designer Olive O'Neill at work on simple but elegant tweed dress.
Wilfred Pickles appeal to the public to donate money for home for overseas students.
Little boy swops a banana for some toy soldiers in shop.
Bentall's store instigates a "back to politeness" drive for the customers. Kingston, London.
Small boy Dave and his dog Dusty visit a cafe to sample 'Meat & 2 Veg.'.
People in Britain buy Christmas gifts from shops in London.
An early version of the farmers' market.
Canadians give up meat coupons so tinned meat can be sent to less well-off countries.
American government and labour organisations fight hoarding.
Various shots of post-war British shops and Sir William Rootes speaking on need to boost British recovery
The year's most important news stories, as decided by editors of national newspapers.
British children are given a holiday in Switzerland as part of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gift.
Material related to newsreel story "Meat Cut Ties Up Butchers" - 51/3.
Small electric car driving around Hastings.
Chancellor of the Exchequer presents new budget.
Food minister Lloyd George and Private Secretary Charles Hill visit Smithfield Meat Market.
John Parsons interviewing women regarding the election
Educational film showing how scientists and farmers work together to ensure best possible yields.
Item showing women how to recycle evening gowns into practical daytime dresses.