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Fuel Shortages

Fuel Shortages

With fears of fuel shortages concerning the nation, we look back on a time when petrol ration books were tentatively issued in Britain. The 1973 Oil Crisis, resulting from Arab nations embargoing oil to Israel's allies, coincided with domestic strikes to create a major fuel shortage. Although eventually abandoned, this film shows the start of government plans for petrol rationing.

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