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Gretchen – May 1915

(By the middle of the war Margaret’s use of Gretchen as name, became increasingly unpopular) Sir, Surely the time has now come when you should issue your royal mandate that “Gretchen” should change her German name. Yours. A Patriot.

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Shortage of Wheat – July 1917

It is not so many weeks since we were reading, talking, and writing about nothing but economy — chiefly food economy: how much less we should eat, what substitutes we could find for bread. The tension is relaxed for we … Continue reading

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