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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 49 (July 1946)

[Highlights of policy],   pp. [4]-[29] PDF (18.0 MB)


Page [15]


bare minimum which men and women require
in order to work efficiently. Last January
the ration for the normal consumer in the
US Zone was raised to 1550 calories, which
was considered by health experts as the ab-
solute minimum necessary to prevent rapid
deterioration of health. Heavy workers re-
ceived supplementary rations as well.
RATION CUT NECESSARY
However, the world-wide food shortage and
the fact that Germany is at the bottom of the
priority list for food shipments necessitated
a cut to 1275 calories on 1 April and then
1180 calories on 27 May. Recently the
rations of persons living in cities of over
20,000 were slightly raised because it was
felt that people in small villages had a better
chance to supplement their rations with un-
rationed or home-grown food.
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be prevalent if the United States had not
supplied more than 700,000 tons of food
during the past year. The following table
shows the amount of food (in net long tons)
turned over to ther German civilian popu-
lation up to and including 30 June of this
year.
The USPET Civil Affairs supplies, which
accounted for 320,000 tons of food, mainly
breadgrains, being turned over to the civilian
population has now been used up. This
means that in the future nearly all of the
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In the shadow of a gun emplacement, German farmers harrow a field in
Berlin before planting crops which will help relieve the present food shortage.
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From Army Excess Subsistence .....  27,000 NLT
From USFET (inc. SHAEF) Stocks. 320,000 NLT
From Direct Imports through Bremen 379,000 NLT
Total Food Released through 30 June: 726,000 NLT


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