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August 2, 1918

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Six children in a family in Germany are dead from "undernourishment." The Social Democratic Party newspaper (Vorwaerts) doubt the official explanation: "tuberculosis brought on by deficient mental conditions." The Committee on Public Information reports Mary Cottrell from Scranton, PA has a husband and nine brothers in arms, but does not want a service flag, knowledge of their helping Uncle Sam is sufficient.

Source: "Roused by Dying Children," Cresco Plain Dealer, Cresco, Iowa, August 2, 1918. Page 7, Column 6.

Earlier Event: August 1
August 1, 1918
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