Reparations and the Ruhr Invasion

SOURCE A: AN EXTRACT FROM THE OFFICIAL FRENCH ARMY ACCOUNT OF THE OCCUPATION, PUBLISHED IN 1924

Passive resistance consisted… of not collaborating in any way with the French and Belgians. It meant refusing all their demands, and not complying with any of their orders… The post, telegraph and telephone workers refused to make any communication with the French and Belgians, to send their letters, to sell them stamps, and so on. Railway workers refused to run the trains needed for the troops. German officials of all ranks pretended to be unaware of the presence of the French and Belgians.

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