Army & Navy - MORALE: Where Are the Cigarets?

The gripes of cigaret-short U.S. civilians were tempered by the thought that at least the boys overseas were getting plenty. But that small comfort began to disappear fortnight ago when the weekly G.I. ration in London was cut from seven to five packs. Last week it vanished altogether when cigaret sales were stopped in all rear-area PXs in France and England, except at air combat stations, rest and replacement centers, and hospitals. Clamored the Army newspaper Stars & Stripes: "Where are the cigarets?"

No G.I. could give a complete answer. Speculation centered on 1) an astonishing growth in the black...

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