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YourHub, “One of America’s Greatest Humanitarian Efforts – Little Known Today – Has a Colorado Connection”

In this season of giving, it’s important to remember that for nearly 100 years when civilians anywhere in the world have been impacted by a major natural disaster or wartime conflict a universal response has been: “America will help.” That

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University of Denver, “Meet the humanitarian crusaders behind an ambitious relief effort”

In “WWI Crusaders” (Milbrown Press, 2018), DU alumnus Jeffrey Miller introduces readers to the humanitarians behind the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB), which organized the supply of food to the German-occupied country during the “the war to end all

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Daily Mail, “Behind German lines, battling mass Belgian starvation, and nearly forgotten over a century later”

They were young and idealistic, most of them students and all but one of them male, many on a six-week break from their studies as they drove around Belgium with the ever-present sound of gunfire and shelling in the distance.

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The Inquisitr, “Veterans Day Marks 100 Years Since The End Of WWI, View Never-Before-Seen Photos Of A Little-Known Aid Mission”

As America takes the opportunity to honor her military veterans throughout history, we’ve come upon a great milestone. Veterans Day 2018 marks a full century since the end of World War I. World War I remains one of the deadliest

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BackStory, “WWI Crusaders”

Jeffrey B. Miller’s new book WWI Crusaders tells the story of a little-known World War I humanitarian effort led by future United States president Herbert Hoover. On August 4, 1914, Germany invaded Belgium, launching World War I and ushering a

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Military History Now, “The War Against Famine”

FOR NEARLY 100 years, when civilians anywhere in the world have been impacted by conflict or disaster, the response has been universal: “America will help.” That was not the case before the First World War. Although little remembered today, one

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Excerpt in American Heritage, “Belgians Deported to Slave Factories”

Before the start of World War I in August 1914, the Belgian village of Virton, with its hilly streets, massive Catholic church, and remnants of medieval walls, was home to 3,500 Walloon, or French-speaking, residents. Located just south of the Ardennes

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Veterans News Report, “New Book and Rare Photos for WWI 100th Anniversary”

Few have heard of the CRB—the American-led Commission for Relief in Belgium. For nearly 10 million Belgians and Northern French facing imminent starvation behind German lines in World War I, the CRB was life-saving. With the indomitable help of young,

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