Date of Award
Master of Arts
Food rationing and shortages on the homefront during World War II led to severe criticism by the American public of the rations given to enemy prisoners of war held in camps in the United States. In response to public and congressional criticism, the War Department reduced rations to enemy prisoners of war. The official exclamation proffered by the War Department for the reduction in rations was the food shortages across the country. However, analysis of the timeline of press reports and congressional investigations, coupled with the military's excessive food procurement activities, belie the assertion by the War Department that the ration cuts to prisoners of war were necessary.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Russell, Kathryn Elizabeth, "The Homefront Food Fight: The Conflict Between the American Public and Enemy Prisoners of War During World War II" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 98.