The Great War Part 200, June 15th 1918

Historic Cartoons o f the Great War A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE "GREAT WAR PART 200. Registered. “BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War Wars Ugly Side .—Waking P aradis and I look a teach other and remember. W e return to life and daylight as in a nightmare. In front of us the calamitous plain is resurrected where hummocks vaguely appear from their immersion the steel-like plain that is rusty in places and shines with lines and pools of water while bodies are strewn here and therein the vastness like foul rubbish— prone bodies that breathe rot.or P aradis says to me“T hats war.” “Yes th ”ats it he repeats in a far-away voice “th ats war. I t snot anything else.” H e means— and I am with him in his meaning— “more than attacks that arc like ceremonial reviews, more than visible battles unfurled like banners, more even than the hand-to-hand encounters of shouting strife war is frightful and unnatural weariness water up to the belly mud and dung and infamous filth. I t is befouled faces and tattered flesh it is the corpses th a tare no longer like corpses even floating on the ravenous earth. I t is that, that endless monotony of misery broken by poignant tra g e die sit is that and not the bayonet glittering like silver nor the bugles chanticleer call to the sun!” Paradis was so full of this thought th a the ruminated a memory “and growled Dyou re­member the woman in the town where we went about a bit not so very long ago ?She talked some drivel about attack sand said ‘How beautiful they must be to see!” A Chasseur who was full length on his belly, flattened out alike cloak raised his head out of the filthy background in which it was sunk and cried “Beautiful ?Oh hell! Its just as if an ox were to say 'What a fine sight it must be all those droves of cattle driven forward to the slaughterhouse !”H esp a tout mud from his besmeared mouth and his unburied face was alike beasts. “Let them say ‘It must hebe sputtered in a strange jerky voice grating and ragged “th at’s all right. But beautiful !Oh hell! ”Henri Barbusse in “Under Fire :The Story of a Squad.” At War with the Hun The following is a list of the countries which have declared w aron Germany with the dates on which they passed into the belligerent status :Russia August. 11914. Cuba April 71917. France August 31914. Panama April 101917. Belgium August 31914. Siam July 221917. (Jreat Britain August 41914 Liberia August 41917. Serbia August 6.1914. Greece June 291917. Montenegro August 91914. China August 141917. Japan August 231914. Brazil October 261917. Portugal March 91916. Guatemala April 231918. Italy August 281916. Nicaragua May 71918. Rumania August 281916. Costa Rica May 241918. United States April 61917. The following countries have broken oif diplo­matic relations with Germany :Bolivia H ondufas, H ayti S anto Domingo Peru Uruguay Ecuador. War Savings in Ireland The inhabitants of Ireland must have a great deal of money to invest probably more than thoy havo ever had before and it is not surprising therefore, that the National War Savings Committee have recently been giving close attention to that country. A start was made in Dublin somewhere excellent offices on College Green right opposite the Bank of Ireland have been opened while Belfast, Londonderry and Cork were in noway behind. The Dublin Committeo has for its area not only the city not only even the province of Leinster, but both the provinces of Leinster and Conn a ugh tit stretches therefore from sea to sea. Munster is being worked by a committee in Cork, while in Ulster there are committees in Belfast, Londonderry and elsewhere. The officials in Salisbury Square believe judging by the experiences of the past few weeks that the movement in Ireland is going to be avery great success. GOOD HUNTING. A Chip of the Old Block. (Reproduced from “Punch "November 181914 by permission o f the Proprietors.) THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us I f France Was Beaten .—Tt is to be hoped, after the heavy fights in the west that we shall make other claims against France than that of her renunciation of A lsace-Lorraine—nam ely a con­siderable war indemnity B riey-Longw andy the surrender of Morocco.“ Kreuz Zeitung." Allie sTe r rib l eWe a p on.— If the English Army fell into our hands to the last man and France was disarmed and had to submit to Germ any’s terms England and America would not be com­pelled to the capitulation that the Pan-G erm an word-heroes daily prophesy. For even then they would blockade our coasts and continue the war a sea.t And even if they could or would no longer do that even if peace waH concluded and the battle ended they would still have a terrible weapon against us. Our domestic economy cannot exist permanently without the wheat the copper and the cotton from America the nickel from Canada the cotton of Egypt and India the phosphates from the North African coast the rubber of the English .tropical colonies Indian jute and the oil plants of the South Sea Islands.“ Arbeiter-Zeilung" {Vienna). “Ger many Must Have Egypt .”—Even if we drive the British out of France as long as they still hold the sea the Suez Canal and Egypt they can keep control of Asia and Africa. Germany must, therefore use her coming sweeping victory to get possession of E gyp tan duse it as abridge for stepping into the G orm an Colonial Empire in Africa that is to be.“ Siiddeutsche Zeitung." Printed and published by the a glam a mated Press Limited The Fleetway House Farringdon Street London C I i. Published by Gordon it Gotch 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. CANADA aid. per copy post free. Y
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