Foreign News: Bread Crisis

Fortnight ago, burly German peasants lifted their furrowed, mahogany faces and straightened their creaking backs from harvesting their rye to look into the faces of burly Nazi policemen, lounging menacingly nearby. By a decree styled "A Decree for Safeguarding the Bread Supply," Agriculture Minister Richard-Wralther Darré requisitioned all wheat and rye crops for the Third Reich. To guarantee enforcement, Heinrich Himmler, with a wave of his pince-nez, directed his State police to supervise all harvesting, transporting, and storage activities. Farmers may retain only enough for their personal appetite, feeding hired hands, and...

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