The Great War Part 196, May 18th 1918

(iv.) Registered. A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO "THE "GREAT WAR PART 196. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us ^Annex a t ions E a stand West.— After a final victory in the west there arc only two peace possibilities— namely that conscious union of the Continent by understanding or a position of power on the broadest basis with the courageous and logical carrying out of annexations in east and west. Germany must decide in timo which political road it will take. Great Britain can only be beaten if the Central Powers either unito Europe or correspondingly widen the basis of tlioir power in Europe. The present position is such that cither Germany or England must dropout of the ranks of the World Powers. Herr Georg Bernhard in“ Vossische Zeilung." B r e a king Our tWill o Con quest.— Our programme is to break the enomys will to conquest, and to secure ourselves in future against similar attacks and in measuring our demands we must remember the enemy forced us to new and unprece- “ Freisinnige Zeitung." dented sacrifices. Michael T h r e a tens Neut r a ls.— The neutral Powers who help Great Britain with ships not only run the risk of losing their ships and receiving nevertheless no grain from the Entente but lightly throwaway the friendship of the mighty German Empire whose policy may possibly one day not disdain to employ drastic measures to restrain the maritime Powers who are unmindful of their duty to maintain their neutrality and of their own dignity.< j j amburger N achrichten.” The A it e alto The U.S.A.— The fact that German strategy has caused England to make such a disgraceful appeal for help to America proves the real greatness of the success which wo have already won. Major Endres Min“ iinchner Neueste Nachrichten." Historic Cartoons of the Great War A BIRTH DAY GREETING FOR HINDENBURG. Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig l“O(sings) I'll tak' the highroad An ye'll tak the low road The enemy has been fighting desperately to prevent us from occupying the ridges above the Ypres-Meiiin road and so Forcing him to face the winter on the low ground (Reproduced from “Punch ”October 101917 by permission o f the Proprietors.) “BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War liB let s.—Take a large French village shell it a little and bomb it a little from aeroplanes so that all the windows are broken and most of the roofs damaged remove the civilian inhabitants pass several hundred troops through it plant liorse-lines all round it so that every road approaching it is churned into a morass by the horses hoofs make the road running through it one of the main arteries leading into battle and choke it— day and night— with marching troops and motor-ambulanees and long strings of lorries smear it alternately with layers of dust and mud add several billion horseflies— house and bluebottle— pop in a hundred thousand rats or so bring aback few score civilians to take possession of the only whole houses re­maining and serve hot— extremely hot— and stinking. And there you have the village of theM------ brigades next halting-place as .it presented itself to our Ensign and his billcting-party about the hour of noon on a blazing hot day.“ Vedette ”in “The Adventures of an Ensign.” Real is i n g the War .'—The average man may realise in flashes the actual meaning in terms of human misery of ono hour of the war. But he could not live if he did so steadily. He proceeds quite naturally first to put the enemy’s sufferings out of account. lie deserves all lie gets anyhow. Then the sufferings of the victim nations lie is very sorry of course for Belgium Poland Serbia, Rumania the Armenians. But it is no good being sorry. Then the sufferings of his own people. ...He cannot quite forget these he must think about them a good deal and the thought is painful. So he transforms them. When t-hcy once put on khaki thoy become he imagines quite different and we invent a curious psychology for them to persuade ourselves that somehow they like the tilings they do and do not so very much mind the things they suffer. Professor Gilbert Murray in “Faith War and Policy." German Words Effaced The Parliament of South Australia has decided that all towns in the State bearing names of German origin arc to be renamed and the following is the first list of such towns with the new names: Grunthal— Verdun Hahndorf— Ambleside Hundred of Homburg— Haig Kaiserstuhl— Mount Kit­chener Klem zig— Gaza Hundred of Krichauff— Hundred of Beatty Lobethal— Tweedvale N euki roh— Du nchurcli New Mecklenburg— Gomorsal Oliventhal— Olivedale I otersburg-Poterborough Rhine Hill— Mons River Rhine (North)— The Somme River Rhine (South)— The Marne Rhine Villa— Cambrai Hundred of Rhine (North)— Jellicoe Hundred of Rhino (South) —Jutland Rosenthal— Rosedalo Scherk— Sturdee Schomburgk— Maude Seppelts— Dorrien Steinfield— Stonefield Summerfeldt— Summer- field Von Doussa— Allonby This is for the immediate special benefit of schoolchildren. “Carry On !”This is the most clamant message of “The .Romance of ”Old Bill a film adaptation by George Pearson and T.A. Welsh of the Bairnsfather-Eliot play “The Better Ole.” It was received with genuine applause at a private view given at the. Alhambra at which the audience included a detachment of tho gallant survivors of Mons. The film is in six reels has pathos humour and a love story. The pathos is genuine tho humour excellent if here and thero a little exaggerated, and the love story is full of significance to all who value the home-life threatened by tho Hun. The dramatic appeal of this adaptation is on the whole more powerful than that of the original play and tho acting particularly that of Charles Rock in tho title-role is admirable. Printed and published by the A maloamated Press Limited The Fleetway House Karrlngdon Street London E.C. 4. Published by Gordon& Goteh In Australia and New Zealand by The Central News Agency Ltd. in South Africa by the Standard Literature Co. 13/1 Old CourtHouse Street, Calcutta and the Imperial News Co. Toronto and Montreal in Canada. INLAND and ABROAD lOd. per copy post free. CANAD D A jd. per copy post free. Y
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