Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Food parcels

I can't say that I can remember the family receiving food parcels from the US at the end of the war. I do remember the sneering jokes by Bob Hope about the recipients of the generosity of his fellow-citizens, less well-off than himself, in helping out the victims of war-time and immediate post-war austerity. The scheme went on until 1955 as the organisers, CARE, now remind us.

On the seventieth anniversary of their founding, they are looking for stories from anyone who benefited from the scheme, or who has relatives who did.

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