The Great War Part 190, April 6th 1918

Registered. A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE "GREAT WAR PART 190. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us Peace Pipe sand W Tab rum pets.— A s always England has two instruments being played upon —namely the pipes of peace and the war trumpets —so that Lord Lansdowne must not be missing. The things which have prompted his (second) letter are our ability to concentrate the whole of our eastern strength in the west the steady under­mining by our submarines of Englands world- power hunger in England and a complete lack of prospects for the enemys defeating Germany.“ Rheinische Westphalische Zeitung.” Lloyd George Holds the Threads.— It is not Lord Lansdowne but Mr. Lloyd George who holds the threads of English war policy. How very far Lord Lansdowne himself is from an impartial method of regarding political and military facts and from drawing proper conclusions from them is shown by his desire that the predatory demands of Italy and the Imperialistic plans of England for the disintegration of Turkey should be satisfied by an International Court of course understanding the influence of England. To the naive observation of the “Daily Tele­graph ”that already before the war guarantees had been in existence that Belgium should not bethe scene of hostile machinations we will only politely remark that we have a somewhat different idea of such guarantees from the ideas of that time which took the form of secret conspiracies of Belgium with the Western Powers with the object of a surprise attack upon Germany. “Koln isc h e Volkszeitung.” The Road to the West.— Now we must free and unimpeded tread the road to the west. The Entente wants battle again and it shall have it. We have nothing to fear. We have our rear free and, as the Austrian front against Italy stands firm wo can concentrate almost our entire forces against the enemy in the west. Whether we do so offensively or defensively is ontiroly a matter for Hindenburg.“ Weser Zeitung ”(Bremen). Historic Cartoons of the Great War THE COUNTER-BLAST. Kaiser i “Had a glorious time on the Eastern front.” Hindenburg i A little louder All-Loudesl. I can't hear you for these cursed British guns in the West.” (Reproduced from “Punch ”Aug. 81017 by permission of the Proprietors.) “BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War Touch stone o f German K ult ur.— Belgium was and till the end of time remains the touchstone of German Kultur. For generations the masters of Prussia had been elaborating a coherent doctrine of domination to be attained through scientific brutality. It is one of the sins of democracy to have thrust that doctrine out of its thoughts when­ever it so much as heard of it as being too bad to be true for the foul thing was meant down to its worst word. All the world knows now that although Prussia is not to bo believed when she promises fidelity she is most thoroughly to be believed when she threatens murder it was assigned to Belgium that in hor blood this discovery should be pro­claimed not to bo forgotten while men live. Prof. T.M. Kettle in “The Ways of War.” The A via tors Many Duties.— It is the duty of the aerial photographer to provide his side with section pictures of the enemys lines of communica­tion of the lie of the country miles and miles behind the enemys front line and of the zigzag ramifications of the enemy trenches. Let us now regard the aviator purely as a combatant. If he gets on his objective in a fair proportion of attempts ho is probably a man who has studied diligently the theory of falling bodies and the exact effect of his aeroplanes speed on the parabola described by his bomb in its descent. Should an aerial bombardment be undertaken by a squadron of machines successor failure may depend entirely oh special manoeuvr­ ing quite distinct from that involved in ordinary scouting. Finally the air fighter must be competent to use alight machine-gun rapidly and accurately, and know how to circle and dodge around cleverly in an engagement with a flying adversary so as to get him placed at an angle at which a “bead ”can effectively be drawn upon him. R. W. Anderson in “Romance of Air Fighting." Ger many s Women fol k.— The German women give their time and attention to the “Four K s ”that in a mans Ge eyes should abound woman’s world “Kaiser Kinder Kirche Kuche ”(Em­peror children church and kitchen). When I came to Germany I found on studying the lan­guage that there was no word in German corre­sponding to “efficient.” I soon learned that this is because everything done in Germany is done efficiently and there is no need to differentiate one act from another in terms of efficiency. But the German man could not be as efficient as ho undoubtedly is without the whole-hearted devotion of the German woman. German girls are given a good strong sound education. They learn languages not smatterings of them. They are accomplished musicians. Domestic science they learn from their mothers. They are splendid swimmers hockey players riders and skaters. Girls of the working classes instead of flirting or turkey-trotting at night make a practice of going to the Turnveroins to oxercise in the gymnasiums there. If the members of the German lower classes only had the opportunity to rise in life what would they not accomplish! So many of them are very ambitious persistent earnest and thrifty. 1. W. Qerard in “Face to Face with Kaiserism." Huns House o f Card s.— The problem of revolution in Germany is not primarily one of military force but of moral and political force. The people will dispose of the necessary military strength if they dispose of the necessary moral and political strength. In normal times the peoplo are generally unconscious of their moral and political strength, even as they are unconscious of their military strength. But in times of revolution with their political consciousness awakened by their grievances and their sufferings with a quickened sense of political realities the attitude of the people to their rulers undergoes a radical change. They suddenly discover that they are the source of all power. Once that revelation has come to them and once the subjects refuse to support their rulers and are determined to resist them the whole fabric of government will collapso alike house of cards. Dr. Sarolea in“ Oerman Problems and Personalities." 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