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Among them Sylvia B., caught on the way to collect her bread ration; almost two
years to the day since she arrived from London. Consulates have also had a bad
day. Fourteenth casualty in the French, and second in the Swiss. British, Turkish ...
We have just had supper, opened the tin of caviare, carefully cut the remaining
bread of to-day's ration into one slice for each, spread the shred of margarine,
distributed the balance of the soup from lunch. In the dim light (made out of oil
and a ...
The main road has been opened to food convoys under U.N.O. supervision. Food
is coming in, about 200 lorry-loads daily, but our rations became reasonable only
to-day. Still no agreement on the number of calories. Anyway, a good deal of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Polaris- - LibraryThing
I found this book in a small used bookshop in Brecon. It was a pretty gruelling read as the diarist recorded repeated accounts of hunger, constant shelling, and endless deprivation. The conditions in ... Read full review
Review: Jerusalem Embattled: A Diary of the City Under Siege March 25, 1948 to July 18th, 1948 (Global Issues)User Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
Heartbreaking. Essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East. Read full review