CONTENTS
Introduction: An American Epicix
Introduction: The Relief of Belgium and Northern Francexxi
THE ORGANIZATION OF RELIEF IN BELGIUM AND NORTHERN FRANCE
CHAPTER
1 The Birth of the Commission1
2 The Edge of Starvation6
3 The Scene in Belgium11
4 The C.R.B.15
5 Some Never Ending Problems of the C.R.B.21
6 The Charity of the World30
7 The Personnel of the Relief Organization33
8 Personalities in the Relief Organization39
FIRST YEAR
9 Financing the Relief of Belgium55
10 Financing the Relief of Northern France79
11 German and British Guarantees of Immunity of Food for Belgium87
12 German and British Guarantees of Immunity of Food for Northern France108
13 Troubles with Ships119
14 Troubles with General von Bissing in Belgium141
15 Coercion of Belgians to Work for the Germans154
16 An Interlude of American Politics161
17 A Statistical Summary--and Some Kind Words163

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