Late February and Early March of 1942 was quite an upheaval for war life in Great Britain. Air Marshall Arthur “Bomber” Harris had taken over the RAF Bomber Command, introducing a programme of heavy bombing of Germany’s cities, followed by the introduction of the Lancaster bomber, one of the RAF’s most iconic aircrafts.
As for the home front, soap had been put on ration, with bars having to last a household four weeks (though many a scruffy kid could actually make it last a year). James was worried that this lack of soap would be another case for the plague to strike, but thankfully, after both Percy and Eric had a couple of health panics, both I and Toby were able to put that rumour to rest.
And it wasn’t just soap that was announced to being rationed. The fuel rationing meant that it was the end of private motoring. Only essential users like policemen, doctors, war officials and select government members, such as the Fat Controller himself, were to be