The Great War Part 197, May 25th 1918

(iv .)Registered. A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE "GREAT WAR PART 197. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us Ambit ion sin South Afr ic a.—We must not allow British South Africa and the English posses­sions in the North-East of Africa to obtain communi­cations with one another. The achievement of the English ideal of a through line from the Cape to Cairo would enable England at anytime to roll uj> the foreign colonies lying to tho left and the right of this railway while the English Fleet would at the same time attack from the sea. The only way to prevent this is by demanding German possessions which will stretch from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantio. These possessions, unlike theE ngM i Cape to Cairo ideal would signify no menace to tho neighbouring colonies because they would be too weak for offensive action, although they would possess avery considerable defensive strength. Herr H up feld Min“ unchrter Neueste Nachrichten.” Antic ip a ting aLong War .—Painful though the idea in itself maybe it is a comfort to hear that the Admiralty whose former ohief prophesied that the English would quickly be brought to their knees, is now preparing “for ”along war and is selecting the types of submarines accordingly. But the commanders of our submarines can be adequately supported in the psychological process which the submarine war is intended to effect only if the number of submarines is increased as quickly as possible to the highest possible figure. “Frankfurter Zeitung." “Switz lander Next .”—Naturally if Holland acccpts the German demands England and America will in turn insist that acceptance is excessive and will present fresh demands. Thus it will be tho fate of the Netherlands and if the war lasts long, also of Switzerland to reach a point at which it is no longer a question whether one or othor of the belligerents is more favoured but of choosing which course shall betaken.“ Germania.” U Historic Cartoons of the Great War H O WIT STRIKES A SOLDIER .The Kaisers What do you make o this Lloyd George affair ?”Marshal von Hindenburg: Ive no time to read political speeches sire. This fellow H aig keeps m e too busy ”(Reproduced from “Punch ”November 211917 by permission of the Proprietors.) BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War Demo c racy v. Auto c racy —The events of tho last few weeks must have made it plain to every thinking man that there is no longer room for compromise between the ideals for which we and our enemies stood. Democracy and autocracy have como to death grips. One or tho other will fasten its hold on mankind. I t is a clear realisation of this issue which will be our strength in tho trials to come. I have no doubt that freedom will triumph. But whether it will triumph soon or late after a final supremo effort in the next few months or a long-drawn agony depends on tho vigour and self-sacrifice with which the children of liberty and especially those behind tho lines, dedicate themselves to the struggle. There is no time for ease or delay or debate. Tho call is imperative. The choico is clear. It is for each free citizen to do his part. Mr. Lloyd George in “The Great Crusade.'' “BonBonS h rap l!”—Inen one of the only rooms left standing of a farm at Zillebeke the little wrinkled old woman gave us huge bowls of steaming coffee. Just as wo were fully engrossed in this joyful task suddenly—crash crash crash, tiles flew and the house shook but all tho old lady said was “Bonbon shrapnel shrapnel!” as she poured out more coffee. So this wonderful old lady could express pleasure that only shrapnel was crashing heron home and not high explosives, which would finally destroy her. War indeed teaches us to seethe proportion of things. Their stable was flattened half their houso amass of ruins their bam now possessed one wall, and yet—indomitable soul !—she could utter, “Bonbon shrapnel!”“ Brig.-Gen. H .Page Croft in“ Twenty-two Months Under Fire." The WarLord The Kaiser responsible more than any other man for the awful carnage of the years of war, is always proclaiming his innocence. Sometime ago he told broken men in hospital he was visiting,“ I did not will it.” Describing the Kaisers visit to the battlefield near Queant in the“ Lokalan- ” zeiger Herr Karl Rosner says :“His Majesty’s silence was only once broken when he remarked to an officer by his side :‘What have I not done to preserve the world from these horrors. ”These words will afford small comfort to the German widows and orphans when they turn to the estimate made by a German military writer on tho German losses including only those killed inaction and those taken prisoners from August 2nd, 1914 to July 31st 1917. The total for the western front is 2604961 for the eastern front 1,484,550, making a total of 4089511. If the number of those who have died from illness or from other cause is included the total would be considerably over 5000000. To tho indictment of the Kaiser in Dr. Newell Dwight Hilliss pamphlet “Murder Most Foul,” has been added a remarkable article in the “Atlantic Monthly ”by another Transatlantic clergyman the Rev. Joseph Odell who writes as follows: His Imperial Majesty the Kaiser stands guilty of the most hideous crimes ever perpetrated by a ruler. With a trail littered with tho debris of wanton death and cruelty with outraged women on every roadside whither German troops have passed with starved children dying like overflies half of Europe and Asia with the seas dotted from horizon to horizon with human flotsam and jetsam with helpless infancy and decrepit age alike blown to bits in quiet Kentish towns and Yorkshire summer resorts with captured British officers buried alive in Mesopotamia with the entire diplomatic corps of the Empire prostituted into bacteria distributors —well with a roster of ghastly and cowardly crimes probably more in number and blacker in hue than those of all the Roman Cjesars combined there has not been found one single preacher or prelate in the whole of the German Empire to standup and rebuke this blood-sodden Kaiser in the name of the God of Righteousness. Printed and published by the A m a lg a mated Press Limited The Fleetway House Farringdon Street London E.C. 4. 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