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By Ed Klekowski,Libby Klekowski

Belgium within the First global War—the first nation invaded, the longest occupied, and whilst the battle eventually ended, the 1st forgotten. In 1914, Belgium was once domestic to a wide American colony which incorporated representatives of yankee businesses, artists, writers and diplomats with the yank Legation. After the invasion, American newshounds and adventurers flocked there to stick to the motion; army regulations on trip have been much less stringent than in England or France.
because the so much industrialized state in Europe, Belgium depended upon alternate and nutrition imports to aid its financial system. The warfare remoted Belgium and wholesale hunger was once drawing close by means of the autumn of 1914. Herbert Hoover and his fee for reduction in Belgium raised cash to buy and import foodstuff to maintain Belgium and, finally, Occupied France besides. Idealistic American volunteers (including a few Rhodes students) supervised foodstuff distribution within the profession area. alongside the Western entrance in Belgium, hundreds and hundreds of usa citizens served (illegally) within the British and Canadian armies. This booklet tells the tale of the German invasion, profession and retreat from the viewpoint of usa citizens who have been there.

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