War Brides Symbols & Objects

Helen Bryan
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Ration Cards

Ration cards are distributed by the British government to all of its citizens throughout World War II. Ration cards must be used in order to purchase food and supplies, which are heavily controlled. Most of England's imports and exports are used for the war effort. Ration cards are used by each of the characters in the novel. They can be forged by Bernie.

Alcohol

Alcohol is in short supply during the war. As such, it is rarely consumed. Nevertheless, for her twenty-first birthday party, France serves large amounts of alcohol, having stumbled upon some long kept by Lady Marchmont in the cellar of her house.

Hunting Rifles

Hunting rifles are used by men and women in the countryside to hunt game for food and for sport. During the war, Evangeline uses a hunting rifle to kill animals for food for herself and the girls. Hunting...

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