GREECE: Hungriest Country

Britain last week broke its own Mediterranean blockade. Minister of Economic Warfare Hugh Dalton told the House of Commons that Britain and the U.S. together would send 8,000 tons of wheat to the hungriest country in the world, Greece.

Bread was priced at $15 a loaf in Athens last week and there was no bread. There were no potatoes, no figs, no raisins, no tomatoes. There was, in short, famine. The sight of wasted men & women faulting in the street was so common that no one thought anything of it.

In Athens and Peiraeus alone, between 1,700 and...

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