National Geographic : 1944 Oct
Old Town's Eggplant Queen Says It with a Gesture Five years ago food was displayed without fear. Under Germany, life became a dreary struggle for survival. Rationing, black markets, and Nazi requisi tions afflicted French cities. For a morsel, men robbed and killed. Crisp and Oven-fresh, the Daily Bread Goes Home This Italian girl representsapeople composing alarge percentage ofMar seille's prewar population. Some were refugees from Italy; themajority were anti-Fascist. Littered streetswere typical oftheOldTown.