The Great War Part 213, September 14th 1918

A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “ THE GREAT WAR," PART 213. THE ENEMY PRESS What the Hun is Saying About Us G e r m a n I n t e r e s t s i n A m e r i c a .— Mr. Wilson hopes to succeed in crushing the German interests in the United States. He will succeed. The German Press is already nearly crushed out of existence in America. The greater part of the German associa­ tions are required to strip themselves of all vestige of Germany. It is a complete debacle. It is unnecessary to be pessimistic to realise that the consequences of our European victories are in a measure balanced by the sum total of the losses we have suffered in America. ,, lr „ .. ‘ V olkazettung. I t a l y a n d t h e C z e c h s .— The Italian Premier’s sickly compliments to the Czechs, the silk flag of the Poles, and the touching encouragement to the Yugo-Slavs, are all incitements against the Germans in Austria and the Magyars in Hungary, who are reproached for having in their Parliament a picture of Attila and his Huns. The Huns are not liked in the Entente, and so Lord Northcliffe could say nothing worse of the Magyars than that an artist chose such a subject. “ Netie Freie Pr^sse." G e r m a n y a n d t h e C z e c h o - S l o v a k s .—The E ntente’s step [recognising the Czecho-Slovak nation] is a serious one. By it it is hoped with false hopes to rouse ever greater circles of the Czech nation to hostility against Austria. But let the Czechs weigh the matter well before they allow them selves to be led into misfortune. England’s action, behind which doubtless the rest of the Entente stands, makes the poor prospects of peace still poorer, for it gives one Austrian nation a definite promise which can only be realised by the collapse of the Central Empires. “ F ra n k f urter Zcitung." BRAINS Hard Facts Against German Claims in Science and Invention While Marshal Foch has exploded the idea that the Germans have the monopoly of strategic ability in the field, the axe has been applied to the theory of German superiority in brain-power in other directions. “ There is not a single branch of industry con­ nected with the war in which we cannot beat the Germans,” said Lord Sydenham at the opening of the British Scientific Products Exhibition at King’s College. “ We have mastered Germany’s secret process for hard porcelain, we can make optical glasses as well as she can, and we are able at last to beat her in m agnetos.” It is characteristic of the Hun that many of the specifications of his patents have been proved as unreliable as he is himself. Prof. W. T. Pope, of Cambridge University, has shown, for example, that, anyone attem pting to repeat the method for manufacturing a dye-stuff protected by a particular German firm would be fairly certain to meet his death during the operation. ‘ As the “ Daily Mail ” asks : Whom have the Germans to show against Newton, Darwin, Ross (the discoverer of the secret of malaria), and Lister ? They boast of their chemists, but an Englishman, Dr. Perkin, whose son, Prof. W. H. Perkin, of Oxford University, is worthily following in his father’s footsteps, discovered anilines. The higher chemistry was the work of D alton, Ramsay, and other Englishmen. In the groat mechanical inventions the Huns have had little part. The locom otive was the iinvention of Trevithick and Stephenson; the dynamo of Faraday ^ the turbine engine of another Englishman, P arsons; the oil-engine was intro­ duced in England by H olt about the same time that it was employed in Germany by Daimler. The pnematic tyre was B ritish ; the aeroplane was American. In the arts of war the English have shown the way. Rifled artillery was the invention of Robbins. The science of explosives has been the creation of British and French brains. The methods of general­ ship the Germans borrowed from Napoleon. Not oven the Zeppelin is strictly German. A Frenchman, Maurice Chevreux, a naval engineer, lived for some time in Germany, and was employed in the Zeppelin workshops. While so engaged he designed the six-cylinder motor by which Count Zeppelin was ablo eventually to triumph over the difficulty of making a dirigible airship that would keep up for hours in the air. In literature the Germans of to-day have dishonoured the memories of their greatest writers at the behest of Prussian rule. The Cambridge War List The “ Cambridge Review ” War List up to August 1st contains names distributed among the Colleges as follows : Christ’s . . • • 973 Peterhouse . . 249 Clare .. ... 1,018 Queen’s . . .. 370 Corpus .. ¦ ¦ 241 St. Catherine’s .. 321 Downing • ¦ 330 St. John s .. 780 Emmanuel .. 936 Selwyn .. .. 353 Caius .. 1,308 Sidnoy Sussex .. 312 .lesus . • • ¦ 7.5(1 Trinity . . . . 3,243 King’s .. 725 Trinity Hall .. 747 Magdalene .. 388 Non-Collegiate .. 300 Tombroke .. 1,414 Of the total of 14,827 men who are, or have been, serving, 2,322 have been killed, 3,189 have been wounded, and 408 are missing or prisoners. The following honours have been gained : V.C.’s, 10 ; D.S.O.’s, 380 ; D.S.C.’s, 30 ; D.F.C.’s, 11; A.F.C.’s, 2 ; M.C.’s, 1,365. There have also been 2,78ft Mentions in Despatches, 278 appointm ents to various Orders of the British Empire, and 270 distinctions con­ ferred by Allies, as well as 14i( other British distinctions. Historic Cartoons of the Great War T H E D A N C E O F D E A T H . T h e K a is e r : 4t Stop I Stop I I 'm tir e d /* D e a th : ** I sta rte d a t y o u r b id d in g ; I sto p w h e n I ch o o se/* (Reproduced from “ Punch,” October 11th, 1917, by 'permission o f the Proprietors.) P rin te d and published by th e A malgamated P ress, Limited, T he F leetw ay H ouse, F arrin g d o n S tre e t, London, E.C. 4. P ublished by Gordon & G otch in A u stralia and New Z e alan d ; by The C en tral News Agency, L td ., in S outh A frica; by th e S tan d a rd L ite ra tu re Co., 13/1, Old C ourt H ouse S tree t, C a lc u tta ; and th e Im perial News Co., T o ro n to and M ontreal, in C anada. I nland, lOd. per copy, post free. AHKOAD, 9£d. per copy, post free. Canada, 9d. per copy, post free. \
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