Jun 16, 2009

Tea in Wartime

This 1943 photograph has the following caption:

"North Africa, long starved by the Axis, sees the American flag on tea from the United States, 800 tons of it. Six million half-and-quarter-pound flag-stamped packages have been distributed so far. Fourteen million packages of cotton goods, used clothing, condensed and powder milk, sugar, tobacco, and other essentials have gone into North Africa since our occupation in November."

[American Memory link]