FOOD PLIGHT DESPERATE , VICHY OFFICIAL DECLARES

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FOOD PLIGHT DESPERATE , VICHY OFFICIAL DECLARES

From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

A desperate situation in the food supplies of France, and of Paris in particular, was revealed by the Vichy Secretary of State for Food Supplies. Francois Chassaigne, in a broadcast from Paris, the United Press reported last night.

“To fill the belly of Paris without railways is almost impossible,” he admitted. Even before D-Day, he said, the bombing and sabotage had wrecked freight yards and bridges and delayed every train.

Now that supplies from Normandy had stopped entirely, all the grain necessary for the city’s bread ration had stopped coming in at all. Potatoes from Brittany had to be brought in by truck, and wine had to reach Paris by way of central France.



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Allied troops enter Paris on August 26, 1944



For Further Reading Check Out:

The Liberation of Paris: The History of the World War II Campaign that Freed the French Capital from Nazi Germany


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