GREAT BRITAIN: Panorama by Candlelight

Mrs. Sophie Chimes was determined to get some coal, no matter how little, and no matter if it meant standing all day long in the queue. But after two hours in a bone-chilling wind, Mrs. Chimes collapsed. Neighbors carried her to her small, cold, prefabricated dwelling in the bomb-scarred slums of London's Whitechapel.

Revived, Mrs. Chimes broke up two small orange crates (cruelly labeled "Sunkist") and kindled a puny blaze in her stove. She went to the icy window, peered down the street in the hope of a glimpse of her husband. Unemployed...

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