In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, a punishing blockade was imposed on the losing nations of Central Europe. The hardship was great, and innocent children suffered the most. Millions faced starvation.
In 1919, a remarkable Englishwoman named Eglantyne Jebb stepped forward and began organizing protests in London over the inhumane blockade. She was arrested, put on trial, found guilty, and ordered to pay a substantial fine.