The Great War Part 264, September 6th 1919

General Steins Book In his book on the war the ex-W ar Minister, General von Stein considers the ex-K aiser innocent and declares that the latter ener­getically opposed the war and only gave his consent with a heavy heart after the strong est reasons for a declaration of war had been set before him .General Stein remarks :“L udendorff told meas early as the autumn of 1916 that B ethm ann H ollw eg would never manage to bring about peace and that there ­fore he must go. Let those observe this who assert that L udendorff continued to wage war without thought of peace.” The writer terms the Austrian Emperor Karl a weak Prince who in the end was not taken seriously. Negotiations were constantly tak­ing place with enemies in Vienna and the Emperor in conversation called H in den burg and Ludendorff pigs. In Vienna people mu do fun of the Emperor K url irj the «rpen street. Although he was ready to make any sacrifice if he only remained Emperor, it was his as also the Empresss ardent wish to seethe Crown of Poland on his head. From such anally nothing could be expected. Our allies were all weak and without resources of their own and, though cutoff from the worlds markets we had to supply them with what they lacked. Hindenburgs Plans There recently arrived in America two prisoners oi war consigned to the Director of Military Intelligence. They are German officers of high rank who held positions of great responsibility under F ield-M arshal Hindenburg .It is stated that before the beginning of the American inoffensive 1918 the American Military Intelligence Corps by inducements which have not yet been divulged prevailed upon these men to deliver the plans of the German General Staff, covering the proposed German movements the probable lines of retreat and other detailed infor­mation of inestimable value. These plans enabled General Pershing to arrange his campaign with great freedom and it is believed that the result was to cut the cost of .the American advance virtually by half. Historic Cartoons o f the Great War FORT R A ITO RS. A Warning to Promoters of Strikes in War-time. (Reproduced Jrotn “PUNCH” April 51910 by permission oj the Proprietors.) A WEEKLY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT TO “THE GREAT WARr PART 264. Printed and published every Monday by the Proprietors The Amalgamated Press Ltd. The F leetw ay House F arring don St. London E.C. 4. Advertisement Offices: The F leetw ay House F arring don St. London .CE .4. H egisterea for transmission by Canadian Magazine Post. Subscription rates :Inland lOd. per copy. Abroad (except South Africa Australasia, itnd Canada) 9Jd. per copy. Canada only 9d. per copy. Sole agents for South Africa. The Central News Agency Ltd. Sole agents for Australia and New Z ealand Messrs. Gordon& G otch Ltd .and for Canada The Imperial News Co. Ltd. Sold in Calcutta by The Standard Literature Co. 13/1 Old CourtHouse St. Sat. Sept. fith 1919. WARP MEDAL RIBBON FOR 8000000 WEARERS 250 Miles to be Issued The War Office announces that the British War Medal Ribbon may now be worn by all ranks who are entitled to the award of the medal and th a tin each case a preliminary issue of two inches of the ribbon will be made. The total number including both those who are serving and those who have been dis­ charged or dem obilised who will be entitled to this preliminary issue is approximately 8000000 so that the total length of ribbon to be issued will be about 250 miles. I twill necessarily abe considerable time before the issue is completed. Soldiers discharged from the Royal Flying Corps before April 1st 1918 should apply to the Royal Air Force Record Office a t B landford on .the official postcard .S(F .Form 758), obtainable a t any post-office. Other discharged demand obilised soldiers should send their applications to the officer in charge of Records of the Corps in which they last served whose address appears a t the foot of their discharge or dem obilisation certifi­cates on a postcard (Army Form W.5100 A .),which also can be obtained a t any post-office No other form of application will be accepted, except when an applicant is residing abroad ,in which case an ordinary letter will suffice, giving the full name regimental number and corps in addition to the address to which the ribbon should be sent. Dem obilised and disembodied officers should apply to the Secretary War Office (A.G. 10),27 Pilgrim Street London .CE .4 dem obilised members of the Q .A.I.M .S..N to the Secretary, War Office .D(A.M .4) A dastral House Lou­ Eden .C .4 dem obilised members of tn Terri­e to rial Force Nursing Service to the Secretary ,War Office (T.V .4)80 Pall Mall London S.W.l. Members of the Q.M .A.A.C. should apply on the official postcard .F.(A W.5100 A .adapted to meet the case) to rhe Officer in charge of Records Q .M .A.A.C. 49 G rosvenor Street, London W .l. Members of other organ isation s who are now serving should apply to the Head of the Organ isation under which they served. The War Medal for Seamen The British War Medal which has been granted to his Majesty s Forces has been granted also to the British .Dominion Colonial, and Indian Mercantile Marine. In the United Kingdom the medal in silver, will be given to those who can supply such evidence as maybe approved by the Board of Trade of having served a seat for not less than six months between A tig. 4 th 1914 and Nov. 11th 1918 inclusive and those entitled to re­ceive it will include licensed pilots fishermen, and crews of pilo tage and lighthouse a thou ri­ ties vessels and of Post Office cable ships. In other parts of the Empire the qualifying ser-‘vice will bethe same but all details will be determined by the several Governments. His Majesty has also been graciously pleased to signify his pleasure that a Mercantile Marine War Medal be granted to the persons above specified who are qualified for the British War Medal and who in addition can supply such evidence as maybe approved by the authorities of having served a seat on a t least one voyage through a danger zone. The medal will be in bronze and the ribbon will be green and red arranged vertically with a narrow white line between them .Officers men and women who whilst serving a seat were captured by the enemy or lost their lives through enemy action or were precluded by disablement through enemy action from further service a seat before being able to com­plete their qualifying service for one or both of the medals will be deemed to have qualified Medals earned by deceased officers and others will be issue 1 to their legatees or next-of-kin. World Registered.
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