Feeding The Country That Tried To Kill Us

In January of 1949, National Geographic profiled the status of American taxpayer money sent as aid to war-torn Germany, and more specifically “Bizonia,” the American and British-occupied areas. By 1947, it had become clear that the Soviet Union would not allow free, multiparty elections throughout Germany, so the Americans and British forces united to foster economic recovery. Millions of American dollars went to implement the Marshall Plan, under the general name of European Recovery Program (ERP).

Below is Corp. Arthur Campbell, checking fresh Denmark milk being flown from Wiesbaden to the old German capital of “cold, sick, and hungry Berlin.”


 

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8 comments

  1. Seems we are always dealing with political circus. The title of your blog is never more appropriate than when used to describe our government – all the thens and certainly the now.

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