Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
1 February 1917
British naval blockade causing food shortages, and starvation in Germany and Austria-Hungary. The average daily diet of 1,000 calories was insufficient to maintain a good standard of health, resulting by 1917 in widespread disorders caused by malnutrition such as scurvy, tuberculosis, and dysentery.