An American Epic - Vol. 3

An American Epic - Vol. 3

An American Epic - Vol. 3

An American Epic - Vol. 3

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This memoir--An American Epic--is concerned with the American relief which provided the margins of food, medical aid, clothing, and assistance in reconstruction that saved the lives of more than 1,400,000,000 human beings overseas during the two world wars.

Volume I gave an introduction to the whole series of four volumes and an account of the relief to ten million people in Belgium and Northern France during four and one-half years of German occupation and its aftermath.

Volume II told of American relief to the 170,000,000 people in the Allied and Neutral nations from the American entry into the war in April, 1917, until the Armistice in November, 1918. This volume also described the "organization behind the front" in forty-five nations to meet the food shortages, acute famine, and reconstruction problems created by the First World War.

This, Volume III, describes the "front line" of relief--nation by nation--to more than 1,281,150,000 people from the American entry into the war in April, 1917, to the final victory over famine and pestilence in September, 1923.

When the restrictions on information from over the world were relaxed by the Armistice, we were able better to appraise the degree . . .

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