The Food Situation of Norway.
Reprinted from The World’s Food. Publication no. 1150, Vol. LXXIV of The Annals of the American Academy of Political ans Social Science.
Philadelphia: November, 1917. 10pp. Large 8vo. Publisher’s wrappers.
A near fine copy.
Norway succeeded in maintaining her neutrality during the First World War but Fridtjof Nansen was one of the most energetic spokesmen in favour of strengthening the defence programme. He believed that only by having a strong defence would the country be in a position to prevent a greater power from invading Norwegian territory. During extensive lecture tours throughout the country he warned the authorities against a reduction of the appropriation of funds for defence and emergency supplies. In 1917 he led a delegation which negotiated an agreement with the USA to provide food supplies to Norway. This agreement came into effect in 1918 and played a major role with regard to the supplies’ situation during the years immediately after the War. Source: The Fram Museum