National Geographic : 1946 Feb
Planet from Black Star No Longer Afraid of Warplanes, Hungry Hundreds Form a Living, Waving Target for the"Food Bombing" ofRotterdam Secretly advised of the RAF's coming, Netherlanders did not race to shelters last April 29, when the German Armywas still incontrol. Instead, they turned eager faces skyward; they flew white flags, sheets, and tablecloths from nearly every roof. When 250 bomb bays dropped food packages, carts, perambulators, and bicycles raced to delivery areas. Six days later, American Flying Fortresses brought more. This "manna from heaven" seemed more important than theNazi surrender.