|Children in Berlin are fed by members of the Salvation Army. The Allies, still wary of postwar Germany, chose to continue the wartime naval blockade until the German government ratified the Treaty of Versailles in July 1919. Unfortunately this prevented urgently needed food supplies from reaching Germany, Austria and hard-pressed areas of Eastern Europe. As a result, children starved to death--and those who watched them starve would never forgive the Allies. Below: In Vienna, a charity meal is provided to a malnourished Austrian boy.
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