In all the nations at war, strong patriotic sentiments were promoted to fund the war. In this perspective, most governments sold War Bonds. But also the national Red Cross organizations and Christian or other welfare institutes were keen to collect money to fund their care for soldiers, sailors and civilians. This was done by the sale of postcards, street or house-to-house collections, fund raising manifestations etc. In Germany, a particular home front form of fundraising was called KRIEGSN