Hunger Games: Or How the Allied Blockade in the First World War Deprived German Children of Nutrition, and Allied Food Aid Subsequently Saved Them

@article{Cox2015HungerGO,
  title={Hunger Games: Or How the Allied Blockade in the First World War Deprived German Children of Nutrition, and Allied Food Aid Subsequently Saved Them},
  author={Mary Elisabeth Cox},
  journal={Food Politics \& Sociology eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. Cox
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • History
  • Food Politics & Sociology eJournal
type="main"> At the onset of the First World War, Germany was subject to a shipping embargo by the Allied forces. Ostensibly military in nature, the blockade prevented not only armaments but also food and fertilizers from entering Germany. The impact of that blockade on civilian populations has been debated ever since. Germans protested that the Allies had wielded hunger as a weapon against women and children with devastating results, a claim that was hotly denied by the Allies. The impact of… 
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