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."
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
“ 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
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
Historic Cartoons of the Great War
T H E D A N C E O F D E A T H .
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(Reproduced from “ Punch,” October 11th, 1917, by 'permission o f the Proprietors.)
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