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TELEVISION — CBS4 Denver, “The End Of World War I Remembered 100 Years Later”

This war brought others from Colorado. Denver author Jeffrey B. Miller researching a book, “WWI Crusaders” learned of Maurice Pate who graduated from Denver’s East High School and volunteered in Belgium in 1916, “He went behind German lines to supervise

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RADIO — On Point with Alex Pierson, Interview

Joining Alex Pierson for ON Point is Jeffrey B. Miller, author of the new book WWI Crusaders, which releases on November 11th. Miller tells various stories from the Great War. His book focuses on the humanitarian crusades that happened in

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RADIO — America’s Work Force Radio, Interview

Jeffrey Miller, author of WWI Crusaders, came on the show to talk about the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) during World War 1 and how it helped feed 10 million starving people in German-occupied Belgium. He discusses the humanitarian

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BOOK REVIEW — Foreword Clarion Review, 4 of 5 stars

WWI Crusaders is an important historical account of an earnest effort to save a people from wartime destruction. Jeffrey B. Miller’s historical work WWI Crusaders reveals the detailed story behind the world’s largest famine relief effort, which took place during

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BOOK REVIEW — Publishers Weekly, BookLife Review

Miller expands upon his previous volume (Behind Enemy Lines) to provide the complete story of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium, a private American-led relief organization that supervised the import and distribution of food to the people of German-occupied

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RADIO — Beyond 50 Radio Show, Interview

For Beyond 50’s “History” talks, listen to an interview with Jeffrey Miller. He’ll describe one of the most pivotal moments when a group of young, idealistic Americans banded together during World War I to become part of Herbert Hoover’s CRB

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RADIO — 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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ARTICLE — 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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BOOK EXCERPT — 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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ARTICLE — 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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