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When Spam dropped from the Skies

When Spam dropped from the Skies

By the end of WW2, the population of Holland had endured five years of great hardship. Many people were very hungry and over 20,000 died from starvation. A special arrangement was made between the German High Command and the RAF, allowing food to be dropped to the starving population below. This mission was named Operation […]

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The world’s first-ever humanitarian aid mission

The world’s first-ever humanitarian aid mission

  Towards the end of World War 2, the population of Holland was gripped by hunger. Already 20,000 had died from starvation. In a special arrangement with the German High Command, Lancaster bombers flew very low over the Netherlands and dropped food supplies. It was called Operation Manna and, some seventy years later, the mission […]