Germany is rationing food in response to the supply crisis gripping the country. Workers in war industries receive higher rations, reflecting the need to keep the army supplied with the resources it needs. Now the German authorities amend the ration rules to give extra food to members of the police. They fear that food shortages and the strains of war could lead to unrest. If so they will need to be sure that they can rely on the police, and what better way to buy their loyalty than to ensure they are well fed?