National Geographic : 1948 Dec
Hunger and Misery, Graven on the Faces of Fuel Hunters, Tell Strange "Tales from the Vienna Woods" AY from press Assn Wiener Wald, which inspired the composer Johann Strauss II with gaiety, is the scene of despair. Daily, hundredsofhousewives walk miles tothe woods, gather huge loads of faggots, and trudge wearily back (page 664). On seeing this picture, the author commented: "Unless something isdone, some ofthese old people will die this winter." By now the wrist watch (left) doubtless has gone into the black market.