Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cardboard For Glass

During World War II, German industry could not fulfill the demand for glass.

As soon as the Allies began in earnest the air campaign against Germany, broken windows—of which there were millions—could not be replaced.

In Berlin, the authorities devised a short-term solution to the shortage—indeed, the absence—of glass: sheets of cardboard were issued to the citizens of Berlin.

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