Thursday, April 23, 2009

Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide says Germans steal food

April 23, 1915

Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide of Luxembourg has filed an official protest in Berlin against the distribution of food supplies in her war-ravaged country, according to the New York Times. The Grand Duchess asserts that nearly half of her subjects are on the verge of starvation. Gifts of food and clothes are being sent to Luxembourg from all over the world, but the items are not reaching Luxembourg's citizens. She says that the German army "is requisitioning provisions in exchange for scrip."

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