High prices in Paris

Description

The rise of military expenditure during the war led to the depreciation of currency, and subsequently to spiralling inflation. Daily life in cities, as for the elderly man in this photo in Paris, became difficult due to the increased cost of living.

Full title:
High prices in Paris
Created:
August, 1918
Format:
Photograph
Held by:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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The war effort at home (movement into war production, rationing, and food supply)

Article by:
David Stevenson
Theme:
Civilians

From the borrowing of money to the employment of women in industry, Professor David Stevenson examines the strategies used at home to maintain arms for troops, and basic supplies for civilians.

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