FRANCE: National Solidarity

FRANCE "National Solidarity"

So many thousands of French people were refugees from the Frontier Zone in the last fortnight, many dead broke and in desperate need, that to get money to succor them the State announced a "national solidarity" tax to be collected after October 1 by taking 15% of all salaries public and private, annuities and even pensions. Refugee traffic through Paris—as refugees moved from one part of France to another—was at the rate of over 5,000 people per day. Since people have to carry baggage even in wartime and many of...

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