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Bureau of Information of the Red Cross
Colonel Leclercq has published a brochure on the activities of the bureau of information of the Netherlandic Red Cross Society during the Great War. Its activities were continued long after the cessation of hostilities; in fact, only recently has its work been brought to an end. The bureau consisted of six sections: (1) information on patients in the hospitals; (2) military and civilian interns; (3) effects of prisoners of war; (4) transportation of gifts to the prisoners of war; (5) exchange and repatriation of the severely wounded, and (6) refugees and transportation of liberated prisoners of war. These sections were abolished in 1919.Since 1919, the bureau has continued to comply with requests for information in regard either to former interned persons desiring to vindicate their right to a government pension or to former interned persons who died in Holland.Prisoners of war
HOLLAND. JAMA. 1924;83(18):1446. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660180064027