Taken a month after the end of the war, this photograph shows civilians queuing to buy coffee in Paris. Rationing remained in effect in France even after the end of the First World War. This was due to major economic imbalances (mainly the difficult shift from a war economy towards a peace one and the high rate of inflation).
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- David Stevenson
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.