•Orwell also parodied Walter Duranty’s famine 1933 NYT denial of; ‘There’s No Starvation, but …Diseases Due to Malnutrition’- which was also the opening sentence in Lyons’ Chapter; ‘The Press Corps Conceals a Famine’
•Orwell wrote in AF:Nine hens had died in the meantime. Their bodies were
the orchard, and it was given out that they had died of coccidiosis.
•The ‘Nine hens’ possibly refers to Orwell’s estimate of 9 million, but the hens are definitely Ukrainians.
•And coccidiosis is a
disease specific only to