Helping France: The Red Cross in the Devastated Area

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E.P. Dutton, 1919 - World War, 1914-1918 - 235 pages

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Page 5 - How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
Page 20 - To continue and carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and to apply the same in mitigating the sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing the same.
Page 27 - Battlefield relief will be effected through Red Cross agencies operating under the supervision of the War Department, but civilian relief will present a field of increasing opportunity in which the Red Cross organization is especially adapted to serve, and I am hopeful that our people will realize that there is probably no other agency with which they can associate themselves which can respond so effectively and universally to allay suffering and relieve distress.
Page 194 - WHAT has happened to the sinistres — the people left behind in the "liberated area" when the Germans fell back last spring? And to the emigres — those who came back? What of the American agencies that worked with them — the Quakers, the Smith College...
Page 207 - Permit me to begin with, to express to you our gratitude for the generous assistance that you propose to give to the people who have suffered so much from the war. You will thus add to the great work of the American Red Cross a new page. No initiative will be more appreciated by our population, and I wish above all to express to you here my deep gratitude.
Page 9 - If a journey is made at the present tune through these regions, so alive and so fertile before the war, but now so desolate, nothing is to be seen but a vast chalky plain, quite white and everywhere reduced to powder.
Page 10 - Report. bish and scraps of shells, will take more than fifty years to recover its fertility.

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