Conditions in Channel Islands in Dec 1944
No Soap, No Medicine Herbert Hopgood, a secretary of the Channel Islands Refugee Association, declared today that starvation and lack of medical supplies under German rule threaten as great a loss of life as bombs and shells might cause. There is no clothing available for replacements and no fuel but wood. There is no soap, no tea, no medicines, no flour. Fortnightly rations include two ounces of meat while supplies last, five pounds of potatoes, and nine pounds of bread made with sea water. Hopgood said there have been epidemics of diphtheria, scarlet fever and influenza.