Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Here begins and entire series of blog entries, extracts with my commentary in chronological order WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
OCTOBER 19, 1939
"SHORTAGE FEARED OF SCOTCH WHISKY"
"231,000 CASES ON OCEAN"
"Loss of Two Ships With This Cargo Would Badly Deplete Supply of Aged Stocks"
"LONDON Oct. 18 - - There are two ship on the Atlantic tonight with 231,000 cases of eight-year-old Scotch whisky on board. If the the Germans get it there is going to be a shortage of aged Scotch before long."
JANUARY 5, 1940
"BRITISH RESTAURANTS WILL SERVE FREELY"
"Ration Coupons Won't Be Needed For Ham, Butter, Tea Orders"
Special Cable to The New York Times
"LONDON Jan. 4 - - People who have to buy meals away from home will be able to go into a restaurant, canteen, coffee stall or club and order ham, bacon, bread and butter and tea without parting with any ration coupons, it became known here yesterday."
FEBRUARY 4, 1940
"REICH SMOKING BILL SOARS"
"47 Billion Cigarettes Used in 1939 - - War Strain Cited"
Wireless to the New York Times
"BERLIN, FEB 3 - - The strain on humanity of the international situation evidences itself in many ways. In Germany in the critical year of 1939 it brought about a strong increase in the use of tobacco in all it forms."
Ham, butter, tea, whisky, cigarettes. What would the world do without them? And especially during war time. Everyone does their bit and sacrifices but not too much! Priorities!