Foreign News: Empty Cupboards

If you had two chops for lunch yesterday, you ate what was for most British civilians a week's ration of meat. Britain's larder is lower than it has been since the lean days of 1917, when food stocks fell within six weeks of exhaustion. For the first time since World War II began, Germans are eating better than are Britons.

These and other facts about Britain's food shortage, unsuspected by most U.S. citizens, were picked up last week by observers in London. Details:

¶ The food consumption of civilians is 37% less than normal. Of...

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