The Great War Part 202, June 29th 1918

(iv. A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE "GREAT WAR PART 202. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us Sup r mace yin the Ind ian Ocean .—If Germany surrendered her position on tho African continent, particularly German East Africa Germany would be obliged to look on helplessly while England carried out her plan of sending out tho superfluous labour of her Indian Empire and settling it in South Persia Mesopotamia and her African possessions, in order to make her politico-mercantile supremacy over the Indian Ocean equally unassailable from an economic and a politico-social point of view. Nowhero else can the inseparable connection of a far-reaching colonial and naval policy on tho one hand and our Western Quadruple Alliance and mercantile policy on the other hand be so clearly seen as from a glance at the Indian Ocean.“ Germania." France Must B e Def e a ted .—Even if the British are evicted from tho Continent the war will not thereby be ended. Even if they retire from Calais they can land behind the Loire or entrench themselves on their islands and continue the naval war. The French Army must be given a good beating. Politically we shall not get any farther without dealing out decisive blows to the French. That is a preliminary condition to any possible peace on the Continent. Even the most obstinate conciliation enthusiast must gradually comprehend that without blows by powerful muscles nothing can be done with France.“ Rheinisch-W estfdlische Zeitung." “The Man in the White House ."—Mr. Wilson has brutally extinguished the desire for peace germinating in the other [bandits of the .Multiple Alliance “Cologne Gazette." Historic Cartoons o f the Great War DIV IS ION O FLAB OUR .Tommy (off to the front— to shipyard hand ):“Well so long mate well win the war all right if you'll see that we don't lose it 1 "(Reproduced "from “Punch March 131918 by permission o f the Proprietors.) “BOOTY!” From Notable Books of the War Modern Ger many .—The German to-day is essentially practical cold cynical and calculating. The poetry and the Christmas-trees the sentiment and sentimentality remain like the architectural monuments of a vanished race mere reminders of the kindlier Germany that once was that many onco loved. But that Germany has long since disappeared buried beneath the spiked helmets of Prussianism and another intellect is in vogue. That older kindlier Germany was the nation tempered and softened by tho sufforing of the Napoleonic Wars. After the Battle of Jena where Napoleon nibbed the face of Prussia in the mud of defeat there came on Germany that period of privation which left its impress so deeply on the German as to make thrift his first characteristic. A spirit of lofty self-sacrificing patriotism imbued the whole people. Young girls cutoff their long golden hair to be sold for the Fatherland. Jewels were given by all who possessed them. “Gold gab ich fur Eisen ”(I gave gold for iron) became a saying based on the roadiness with which tho rich made sacrifices to the cause of country. And with this patriotism, and with this penury came into every home a more intimate family life a greater earnestness a deeper religious sentiment a turning towards the idealistic side of life but all was changed by the successful wars of Prussia that gave Prussia the leadership— the right to rule Germany. Then with the end of the Franco-Prussian War, came a period of material prosperity the rush of the population to the cities and the building of great manufactories of enormous shipping interests, of powerful banking institutions of trusts and combinations which marked the Germany of 1914 J. W. Gerard in “Face to Face with K aiserium "New Air Decorations The King has been pleased on the occasion of his Majestys birthday to instituto two decorations to be awarded to officers and warrant officers in the Royal Air Force and two medals to be awarded to N.C.O.s and men in the Royal —Air Force i.e. :“The Distinguished ”Flying Cross to ho awarded to officers and warrant officers for acts of gallantry when flying inactive operations against the enemy. “Tho Air ”Force Cross to be awarded to officers and warrant officers for acts of courago or devotion to duty when flying although not inactive opera­tions against the enemy. “The Distinguished ”Flying Medal to be awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for acts of gallantry when flying inactive operations against the enemy. “The Air ”Force Medal to be awarded to non­ commissioned officers and men for acts of courage or devotion to duty when flying although not inactive operations against the enemy. Thinking in Millions The fino old hall of the Middle Temple has been the scene of many meetings but probably never before the memorable meeting hereon June 3rd had judges and lawyers met thereto encourage one another to save their money and lend it to the State. Sir Robert Kindersley after outpointing the necessity for abstaining from all waste made the following striking statement: “When the war started there were 345100 holdings in British Government securities and it was estimated to-day that these had risen to 16f millions. The actual sum raised by continuous borrowing during tho six months ended last March was £691,664,000, or at the rate of 1384000000 a year. That was a big sum but it was not big enough. If we raised tho same amount in the coming six months that we upraised to the end of March it would leave a deficit of 746000000. Obviously some of this would have to be borrowed from America and raised from other sources but it was essential that the country should increase its effort.” He saw no reason why the next six months should not show a much finer result than the last. Printed and published by the Amalgamated Pkebs Limited The Fleetway House Farringdon Street London E.C. 4. Published by Gordon& Gotcb In Australia and New Zealand by The Central News Agency Ltd. In 8outh Africa by the Standard Literature Co. 13/1 Old Court H Calcutta and the Imperial News Co. Toronto and Montreal In Canada. INLAND and ABROAD lOd. per copy post free. CANADA d. 9 per copy post Iree. Old CourtHouse Street. Y
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