World War: AT SEA: More Bread

The German High Command last week claimed it had taken up another notch in Britain's belt—by sinking eleven merchantmen out of a convoy of twelve plodding toward Britain off the African coast. In these eleven ships, the Nazis boasted, were cargoes which would have filled 5,500 freight cars—enough food to feed a city like Hull for seven months.

The British, unperturbed by increased sinkings, let out the national belt. The Ministry of Food announced a reduction in the price of bread and fish. Main reason: increased food shipments from the U.S. and the Dominions.

The Ministry of Food boasted: "We shall...

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