The Bread of Affliction
The Food Supply in the USSR during World War II
By (author) William Moskoff
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Bread of Affliction by William Moskoff
Book DescriptionThis book tells how the Soviet Union fed itself after the invasion by the Germans during World War II. The author argues that central planning became much less important in feeding the population, and civilians were thereby forced to become considerably more self reliant in feeding themselves. A rationing system was instituted soon after the war began, but quickly became irrelevant because of the chronic food shortages. The breakdown in central supplies of food was accompanied by the diminished importance of the rouble, which in many places was replaced by bread and clothing as the medium of exchange. Although the Soviet army was given high precedence over civilians, the author also shows that the population living under German occupation was much worse off than were Soviet civilians living in the rear. In addition to extensive use of American and German archives from the war period, the author interviewed more than thirty Soviet emigres who survived the war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521522830
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Moskoff
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This book tells how the Soviet Union fed itself after the invasion in 1941.
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