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Thread #28311   Message #351196
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
04-Dec-00 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Red Cross, WWII, and my in-laws
Subject: RE: BS: The Red Cross, WWII, and my in-laws
Regretably there are documented incidents where Red Cross workers were accused and found guilty of selling gifts, it happened in WWI as well. There are also far greater numbers of documented incidents where members of the Red Cross of all nationalities, and that includes the so called enemy of the time, performed above and beyond the call of duty, risking injury, death, defamity and worse to bring aid to others. There is no such thing as a totally uncorrupt organisation, everyone succumbs to temptation sooner or later, even if it the temptation to put food into other people's bellies.

And the Sally Army ain't above suspicion either!