Charles Lister; Letters and Recollections, with a Memoir by His Father, Lord Ribblesdale

Charles Lister; Letters and Recollections, with a Memoir by His Father, Lord Ribblesdale

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... me from here. Then One feels here that one is doing so very little, and resents the sort of artificial denationalized position the diplomat has to submit to: it is merely position; one's character is more nationalized than ever. The good news, our own and the Russian, has made us very happy--and happy for many things. One can hardly put into words the sort of thankfulness----that after all people are found whose policy is not simply a question of interest, and who value that intangible essence, unseen save at rare moments like the Holy Grail--the Nation's honour. After all, what would the Belgians have suffered materially if they had let the Germans through? It is quite possible the Germans would have kept their word and retired after peace. It was the idea of the desecration of the streets of their beautiful old towns, where the guilds of the Middle Ages-built their cathedrals. T 0 the Hon. Beatrix Lister. BRITISH EMBASSY, CONSTANTINOPLE, September 20, 1914. Many thanks for your capital letter. I remember well what ReggyI and Mallet always said about Germany. We always imagined that the war would begin with an attack on England with the object of destroying the British Fleet: events rather show that England was not the first objective; more than that, ' Charles carried on a faithful correspondence with his aunt, the Hon. Beatrix Lister. She had been trained, as few are, to appreciate the complex problems of European diplomacy. Her constant correspondence with her brother, Sir Reginald Lister, and her frequent visits to him at his various posts, had quickened her interest in the wide issues of world politics. Charles found in her sympathy and perception, and an understanding attention to everything that touched the...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740696
  • 9781236740694