Foreign News: Raw and Unrestrained

From British women in war factories last summer came a swelling chorus of complaint: a lack of good corsets caused undue fatigue, spoiled dispositions, slackened morale, hindered production. The Government investigated, found corsets were only an item in a grave undercover situation.

The Government survey showed that 91% of British women wear corsets or abdominal belts—or at least would like to. Wartime "utility" garments made of low-priority materials are a painful failure. One result: a "shocking" number of women prefer to use their coupons for outer clothing, wear no underclothes and sleep raw....

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