National Geographic : 1949 May
00U + Vegetables Are Scarce; Buyers Abound Seldom does Operation Vittles deliver fresh produce like this meager offering in a Berlin market. Planes carry foods, mostly precooked or dehydrated, which provide the most calories and take up the least space. Occasionally, householders eke out their rationed sup plies with greens raised on plots cleared of war's rubble. * Onions! Cheese! r theo JaPics . Ol1DIaCK otar ButthePrices...! Such wares can only be admired by most Berliners, like these boys gazing into a delicatessen window. Though acres of former parks have been converted into vegetable gardens, their output is far below the demand. Even this paltry supply is cut off during the winter months, for Berlin lacks storage facilities.