GERMANY: Arithmetic

The Reichstag says that it has paid the Allies no less than 46,600,000,000 gold marks in reparations since November, 1918, until September of last year.

The French, however, cut these figures to 5,843,974,000 marks in their official list of reparations paid.

The difference arises from the fact that the Germans are claiming for all their war losses, while the French are counting only what has been placed to the credit of the Reparations Committee.


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