“The Mighty A”: The Battleship U.S.S. Atlanta

Sunday, Mar. 28, 1943

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 8.23.30 AMSunday brought news of a welcome reversal on rationing or, at least, a better outcome. After yesterday’s panicky headline, the paper reported that the point system would actually allot more meat and staples than previously reported. And this was accomplished despite substantial food shipments, mostly to Russia last month. From the Great Lakes region alone: 45,699,205 pounds of pork and meat products; 4,263,100 pounds of cheese; 5,290,269 pounds of dried skim milk; 5,486,070 pounds of dried while eggs (equivalent to 17,500,000 shell eggs; and 19,499,616 pounds of lard. Less worried about food for the moment, Americans were heartened by Allied gains in Tunisia and accounts of   “The Mighty A,” the battleship Atlanta.

 

 

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