National Geographic : 1949 May
4 To Eke Out Meager Fuel Rations, Berliners Hunt Firewood in the Grune Wald Shouldering full sacks and with more on their wagon, this couple trudges home from a day of foraging in the 7,000-acre forest bordering the River Havel on the southwestern edge of Berlin. Though a large percent age of airlift tonnage is in coal, allotments to indi vidual families barely meet minimum needs. renno JacODs Irom InIacK ;tar 4 "Your Permit, Please." Police Keep a Close Watch on Autoists Halted on the Kurfiirsten-Damm and asked to show her papers, this girl greets officers with a confident smile. Because of the gasoline scarcity, Berliners are allowed to use cars only on essential errands. Spot checks are frequent. When illegal drivers are caught, their cars are searched for black market goods.