Thursday 29 April 2010 by Dianne Rutherford. 14 comments.
Collection Aerial Operations, Second World War, 460 Squadron RAAF, Rations, Anniversaries

65 years ago a very special operation began to provide food to the starving civilians in the German occupied Netherlands.  During the harsh winter of 1944-1945 the Dutch population endured a major famine. Known as the ‘hungerwinter’ it was concentrated in the densely populated urban areas bounded by Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. By 1945 the daily ration had been reduced to 600 calories – a third of what it had been in 1941.

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