Christmas 1918 - the forgotten story

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Christmas 1918 - the forgotten story

Post by randy trawnik » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:02 pm

Worth a read in the New York Times

The Forgotten Story of Christmas 1918

We remember the 1914 Christmas Truce as a moment of humanity amid war. Four years later, a darker tale unfolded.

By Mary Elisabeth Cox

Dr. Cox is the author of “Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/25/opin ... bw4vlJ9UGs

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Post by Gustaf » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 pm

Most people still believe that the war ended on November 11th 1918, but it continued until the Treaty of Versailles over a half a year later. A lot of people died of starvation in Germany during that time due to the blockade stopping food from being sent to Germany.
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Re: Christmas 1918 - the forgotten story

Post by ebeeby » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:25 pm

Millions more would have starved if it hadn't been for ......Herbert Hoover.

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