Thursday, 5 February 2015

The King and His Reign VII: Aftermath

Post-War German hyper-inflation
Non-fiction ~ article
Published in The Spectator, 5th April 1935
1,200 words
(First read 05/02/2015)

Benson talks about the brief period of euphoria following the end of the First World War, which was so soon followed by the realization that the whole sorry, miserable, wretched, calamitous affair had really benefited precisely no-one.  The affair was estimated to have cost (max.) a truly stupendous £66,000,000,000 [sixty-six billion pounds], in today's money around £1,400,000,000,000 [erm, is that 1.4 trillion? not sure].  Depressing stuff.
Anyway, it's available online here.

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