National Geographic : 1947 Dec
00 British Combine Out Goes Baby, In Pours Coke as Perambulators Queue Up for Fuel. Thus London Battled Arctic Blizzards Last winter was Britain's worst in 70 years. Deep snow isolated villages; the RAF parachuted food. Movement ofcoal was paralyzed. Power failed, factories closed, and lack of gas and electricity plunged London back into the blackout. Candles burned in offices. Big Ben's chimes froze. These folk getaskimpy fuel ration.