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WW2 Lighting Restriction Poster

Discussion in 'The Home Front' started by Jim, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Jim

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    One of the earliest restrictions on domestic life, before even the introduction of rationing, was the introduction of of long planned for lighting restrictions. Plans for the blackout of Britain were drawn up by the ARP Committee from its inception.

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    This poster, a rare survivor from 1939, makes it clear in no uncertain terms the responsibilities of the householder and motorist in the blackout. Nevertheless, there were many who would flout the regulations; in 1940 alone there were 300,000 prosecutions for blackout offences.
     

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