On the 8th of January, 1940 what were the first 3 food items to be rationed in the UK due to WWII?
Different successive ration schemes were adopted in the UK due to the war. When WWII began in 1939, the first commodity controlled was petrol. Several months later, on the 8th of January, 1940, bacon, butter and sugar were rationed in the country. More and more products were getting under control later, from dried fruit and tea to meat and eggs.