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Without toluol and without petrol and oil fuel supplied by the SHELL organisation, the Allies could not have beaten the Germans.”-Financial News.

By John Donovan

Searching for historic information about Royal Dutch Shell, I stumbled across a book entitled “THE SHELL THAT HIT GERMANY HARDEST.”

I believe it was published by “SHELL” MARKETING Co, LTD in 1920, getting on to a hundred years ago. 

It proudly and properly boasts about the laudable role of Shell in the First World War for which the founder of Royal Dutch Shell, Henri Deterding, received his knighthood. The French Government “conferred upon Mr. H. W. A. Deterding the dignity of Officier de la Legion d’Honneur “

Contains a Roll of Honour – “Shell” Men who made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Even though compressed, the pdf file takes a little while to load, but its worth the wait. Some impressive graphics. 

THE SHELL THAT HIT GERMANY HARDEST and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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