CHAPTER 7
THE PERSONNEL OF THE RELIEF ORGANIZATION
The personnel of the responsible members of the whole organization were volunteers. Our Americans received no remuneration except for a few members after the war. A few were given an expense allowance during the war. The leaders in the Belgian membership were, likewise, all volunteers. Among the fifty thousand Belgian women who performed many important functions, some few received a free ration to enable them to serve. The astonishing minute expenditures of the whole organization--both American and Belgian--are proof of the voluntary character of the organization.Many of the personnel served for the whole four and one-half years of the active organizations.Many names will appear repeatedly in this narrative, and there were necessarily many shifts in their positions.I give here the names of the principal personnel, and in a later chapter I give the whole list of the Americans. Such a list of the fifty thousand Belgians is in the records of that organization.
THE LEADING PERSONNEL OF THE C.R.B.
AMBASSADOR AND MINISTER "HONORARY CHAIRMEN" OR "PATRONS"
Walter Hines Page, American Ambassador in Britain
James W. Gerard, American Ambassador in Germany

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