All for Germany; Or, the World's Respect Well Lost, Being a Dialogue, in the Satyrick Manner, Between Dr. Pangloss and M. Candide

All for Germany; Or, the World's Respect Well Lost, Being a Dialogue, in the Satyrick Manner, Between Dr. Pangloss and M. Candide

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the words of one Frenchwoman to another who was seeing her husband's train off to the front: 'Ne pleurez pas, il vous voit encore.' When he was out of sight the tears might come l... Not thousands but millions of women are saying words like that to themselves, and millions of men going out to face death. We in England have not yet been put to the same test as France and Belgium. We are in the flush of our first emotion; we have not yet had our nerves shaken by advancing armies. or our endurance ground down by financial distress. But, as far as I can judge of the feelings of people whom I meet, they seem to me to be ready to answer any call that comes. We ask for 200,000 recruits and receive 300,000, for half a million and we receive three-quarters. We ask for more still, and the recruiting offices are overflowing. They cannot cope with the crowds of young men who cheerfully wait their turn at the office doors or on the pavement, while fierce old gentlemen continue to scold them in the newspapers. Certainly we are a quaint people. And in the field! A non-combatant stands humbled before the wonderful story of the retreat from Mons--the gallantry, the splendid skill, the mutual confidence of all ranks, the absolute faithfulness. One hardly dares praise such deeds; one admires them in silence. And it is not the worshippers of war who have done this; it is we, the good-natured, un-militarist, ultra-liberal people, the nation of humanitarians and shopkeepers. Our army, indeed, is a professional army. What the French and the Belgians have done is an even more significant fact for civilization. It shows that the cultured, progressive, easy-living, peace-loving nations of VVestern Europe are not corrupted, at least as far as...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874293
  • 9781236874290