INTERNATIONAL: The Ruhr: Jul. 7, 1924

General Degoutte, French Commander-in-Chief of the Franco-Belgian forces in the Ruhr, was instructed by Premier Herriot of France to permit the return to the occupied areas of the Germans expelled therefrom since the beginning of the occupation in January, 1923.

The only exceptions made under the aforesaid order concerned those persons expelled for serious non-political crimes. The number of Germans now permitted to return to their homes was put at 210,000 and is additional to 60,000 Germans who were permitted to return to contiguous Rhineland...

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