GERMANY: Complete Standstill

Radio set is offered in exchange for a fat goose.

Who needs a short fur coat in exchange for a fat goose?

Willing to give five marks ($2) worth of cloth for a fat goose.

With agony-column ads such as these, hungry Germans are pathetically trying to wangle at least one good meal during the Christmas holidays. The blockade of the Reich, already as tight as Great Britain and France are able to make it, is becoming still more drastic due to war in the Baltic, and, if the Balkans blaze up too in a Soviet grab at Bessarabia, German scarcity may...

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