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Learning Resource

Make Your Own

Have fun learning more about the Second World War in Northern Ireland as you 'Make Your Own' Ration Book, Identity Card and model Spitfire.

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Make Your Own Ration Book

During the Second World War food was in short supply. Rationing was introduced to ensure each person got a fair share. Ration Books were issued, and people were told to register with their local shopkeepers or 'retailers'.

Create your own Ration Book today.


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Make Your Own Identity Card

National Registration Identity Cards were introduced at the start of the Second World War.

Everyone, including children, had to carry their Identity Card at all times to show who they were and where they lived.


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Make Your Own Spitfire

This model is a scale reproduction of the Spitfire Mk IIA replica in the Ulster Aviation Society's extensive collection of aircraft at their hangar at Maze Long Kesh, near Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

We hope you enjoy making it.


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