Bottled Up In Belgium; The Last Delegate's Informal Story

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byArthur Bartlett Maurice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... I THE COMMISSION AND ITS CHIEF--THE C. N.:--MOTOE CAES THE AGGLOMERATION THE SLEUTHS--THE DOCK OFFICE--STAGING THE COMEDY SO much has been written about the C. R. B. and its work that I shall try to sketch the organization in the fewest possible strokes. We were in Belgium for the ravitaMement, wonderful and almost untranslatable word. Belgium invaded, her army driven to the Yser, her industries paralyzed, much of her live stock requisitioned by the conquerors, was in desperate need. Then, in October, 1914, the C. R. B. came into being, and from various ports in the western world the ships flying its flag began streaming across the Atlantic, laden with the yield of the wheat fields of Kansas and Canada, and the products of the Chicago stockyards. To the helm a great man had been called. I have never met Herbert Clark Hoover. Three days before I landed at Falmouth he sailed for the United States from Liverpool. Then the Belgian Bottle became a bottle with a sealed cork. When I reached France in April he was in England. But it was not necessary to meet him to know. The evidence of the C. R. B., the organization's unswerving loyalty, profound belief, deep seated admiration, were enough. If they were not I would accept the verdict of the Belgian, fimile Francqui. Once the wrangling over agreements and concessions were more than usually accute. The occupying military authorities felt that theirs was the whip hand, and they were not gentle in pushing their advantage. The Chief bided his time. One day, like a bolt from the blue, came his sweeping order. "Stop the work. Disband the Commission. Send the men home." He had seized upon the exact moment, the one hour above all others when the Germans stood in greatest need of our work for the Belgians. Panic stricken,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... I THE COMMISSION AND ITS CHIEF--THE C. N.:--MOTOE CAES THE AGGLOMERATION THE SLEUTHS--THE DOCK OFFICE--STAGING THE COMEDY SO m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217448267

ISBN - 13:9780217448260

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