The Great War Part 195, May 11th 1918

(iv.) Registered. A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE GREAT WAR" PART 195. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About RemUs e m bering the British Fleet .—No victory fought landon can tender England and the United States defenceless or force them to lay down their arms or bring them like Russia into the position of a completely conquered nation which has to accept unconditionally the terms of the victor— nor can any Power do this as long as the British ifleet rules the waves. "Arbciter Zeitung ”(Vienna). Pres i dent W i l son's For ce.— This speech [of President Wilson on April 7th turns history upside down. If Wilson had been honestly con­cerned about peaco and the avoidance of further bloodshed he ought to have used his influence accordingly with his Allies. His old tirades about right and justice have been contradicted afresh by the proceedings against Holland. Now he declares clearly what the policy of America and her Allies means— force against everything which is in their way in the world. Germany will not submit to the yoke of force. That is why she is fighting her heroic war. W ilsons speech is the best propaganda for our war loan for it shows what a lost war would mean to Germany. Official Note in the German Press. H i n burden o s Strategy .—The immediate and already very evident effect of Hindenburgs strategy] is that the French and English— or General Foch, who is intended to unito the two— have three indirections which they are compelled to expend their reserves. Focli has reached his post too late, is from the beginning deprived of the strategic initiative and can only raise his shield to parry the blows while Hindenburg strikes with the sword. Major Endres “Min iinchner Neueste Nachrichten." manGer Hope sin Pale stine.— The tide is about to turn in Syria and Palestine. With the victory near Es Salt the recapture of Jerusalem has become a practicable possibility.“ Dusseldorfer N achrichten." Historic Cartoons o f the Great War UNCONQUERABLE. The Kaiser :“So you see—youve lost everything.” The King of the Belgians :“Not my soul.” (Reproduced from “Punch ”October 211914 by 'permission of the Proprietors.) “BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War manGer “Just ice ”in Belgium .—The written specification of penalties is vague and leaves a free field for caprice the definition of offences is also vague and the essential constituent factors of the various crimes are not indicated. The laws and decrees are published but it is a farce because they are bast'd on the German Military Penal Code, with which Belgians are not acquainted. When the accused appears before the Special Military] tribunals he has no guarantees there is no genuine preparation of the case and the presence of an advocate is forbidden during the trial. All that a Belgian advocate can do is to bribe one of the German clerks of the Court collect from him a few scraps of information and finally intervene after judgment has been given by addressing a petition for mercy to the Governor-General through a. host of intermediaries. Even this belated inter­vention (though it must be mentioned that at Brussels the advocate is allowed to say a few words while the trial is in progress) depends entirely on the goodwill of the provincial military governor. Professor L. van der Essen in “Petite Histoire de VInvasion et de VOccupation Allem ande en Belgique The Rest less E perm or.— William the Second, the present German Emperor might well be called the Restless Emperor. Ho js never satisfied to remain more than a few days in anyplace orin any occupation. He commands his armies in person. Ho has won distinction as a writer and a public speaker. He is an excellent shot. He has composed music written verses superintended the production of a ballet painted a picture the beautiful Byzantine Chapel in the Castle of Posen shows his genius for architecture and clothed in a clergy­ mans surplice ho has preached a sermon in Jerusalem. Through his conversation one can seethe keen eye of the Hanseatic trader looking with eager envy on the trade of a rival merchant. The Emperor lias an inborn contempt if not for the law at least for lawyers. J. W .Gerard in “Face to Face with K aiserism .”Mr. Kiplings Message Once upon a time there was a large and highly- organised community in India who lived by assassination and robbery. They were educated to it from their infancy they followed it as a pro­fession and it was also their profession. They were called Thugs. At last things got so bad that the Government of India had to interfere. It created the Department of Thuggee. Unlike most departments this department worked well. It put an end to the whole business of Thuggee. The world has progressed since that day. By present standards of crime these Thugs were ineffective amateurs. At the present moment all the Powers of the world that have not been bullied or bribed to keep out of it have been forced to join in one International Department to make an end of German international Thuggee for the reason that if it is not ended life on this planet becomes insupportable for human beings. Like the Thug the Hun knew exactly what he meant to do before he opened his campaign against mankind. His poisoned sweetmeats and knotted towels were prepared years beforehand and his spies had given him the fullest information about all the people ho intended to attack. He thought out the hell ho wished to create and at the hour he judged best ho let it loose on a world that till then had believed there were limits beyond which men born of women dared not sin. Till the veil is lifted after the war we shall have no conception of the range and system of these atrocities. Nothing wo may have to endure now will weigh one featherweight compared with what we shall most certainly have to suffer if for any cause we fail of victory. The foregoing passages are from a speech by Mr. Rudyard K iplingy which has been issued in handy leaflet format \d. by Messrs. W.II. Smith &Son. P r in ted and published by the Amalgamated Press Limited The Flee tw a y House Far ring don Street Lon donE .C .4. Published by Gordon &Go tc h in Australia and New Z e a land by The Central New 8 Agency Ltd .in South Africa by the Standard Liter a tu r eCo .13/1 Old Court U o use Street, Cal c u tt a and the Imp e rial News C o .Tor onto and Mon tre a lin Canad a .INLAND and ABROAD. lOd. per copy post free .CANAD A u jd .per copy post free. V
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