National Geographic : 1946 Feb
Planet from Black Star In Comes a Tank Barge with Free Allied Milk to Relieve Amsterdam's Famine Last winter Amsterdam's milk was cornered by the black market, and 90 percent of the cream was skimmed off. The food ration fell to317 calories. Even water was doled out. To conserve energy, many citizens lay abed 18 hours a day. Ignoring the Nazi curfew, they slipped out after dark and chopped firewood. Trees along this canal survive probably because they served as camouflage. By hiding in secret places, men pictured here escaped room-to-room searches for slave labor.