Berlin received its first shipment of "real" bananas in a year. The word
"real" was inserted in the despatch to prevent confusion with the well
known German song, Ach, wir haben keinen bannanen, heute. Shipments
arrived from Holland and England and 60,000 cases were placed on the
market at the Hamburg docks. Heretofore the anti-luxury act has
forbidden bananas, oranges.
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