Starvation Blockade Of Germany

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Starvation Blockade Of Germany

Postby Mortimer » 3 years 10 months ago (Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:19 am)

The British used a naval blockade to stop foodstuffs from entering Germany. After the armistice in 1918 the blockade was kept in place leading to many deaths from starvation and malnutrition related diseases -
http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/script ... n1919.html
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Re: Starvation Blockade Of Germany

Postby Mortimer » 3 years 8 months ago (Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:07 pm)

The British government issued a report in 1937 on the effects of the blockade -
http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/script ... bgy00.html
They considered their policy of starvation to be a success.
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Re: Starvation Blockade Of Germany

Postby Mortimer » 1 year 7 months ago (Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:11 am)

C Paul Vincent has written a book called The Politics of Hunger - The Allied Blockade of Germany 1915-1919. It goes into detail about the causes, planning and effects of the blockade. Here is a review by Robert A Hall which originally appeared in the Journal of Historical Review in 1986 -
https://codoh.com/library/document/2154/
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Re: Starvation Blockade Of Germany

Postby Hektor » 11 months 1 week ago (Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:29 am)

Mortimer wrote:C Paul Vincent has written a book called The Politics of Hunger - The Allied Blockade of Germany 1915-1919. It goes into detail about the causes, planning and effects of the blockade. Here is a review by Robert A Hall which originally appeared in the Journal of Historical Review in 1986 -
https://codoh.com/library/document/2154/



Here is a lecture on the Versailles Treaty and its effects:
https://archive.org/details/TheTragicLegacyOfVersailles

It's pointed out that the blockade had been used to blackmail Germany into the Versailles Treaty.

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Re: Starvation Blockade Of Germany

Postby Lamprecht » 2 months 2 weeks ago (Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm)

The German Board of Public Health in December 1918 stated that 763,000 German civilians died from starvation and disease caused by the blockade up until the end of December 1918
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(BOOK) The Politics of Hunger: The allied blockade of Germany, 1915-1919
https://archive.org/details/politicsofhunger00cpau_0 (create an account and you can borrow the full version for free)
or http://web.archive.org/web/20190903010114if_/https://a.uguu.se/00Yw74bSxaxY_politics-of-hunger.pdf

Mortimer wrote:C Paul Vincent has written a book called The Politics of Hunger - The Allied Blockade of Germany 1915-1919. It goes into detail about the causes, planning and effects of the blockade. Here is a review by Robert A Hall which originally appeared in the Journal of Historical Review in 1986 -
https://codoh.com/library/document/2154/
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