Current History Volume 16, No. 1

Current History Volume 16, No. 1

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...references in a speech. I consulted Mr. Chamberlain this morning, in the absence of the Prime Minister, and found that he entirely shared my views. But it was too late. That I should be asked to go into the conference in Paris while a subordinate branch of the British Government, 6,000 miles away, dictates to the British Government what line it thinks I ought to pursue in Thrace, seems to me quite intolerable. But the part that India has sought to play or been allowed to play in this series of events passes my comprehension. Moreover, it is of very dangerous import, for if the Govemment of India, because it rules over a large body of Moslems, is entitled to express and publish its views about what we do in Smyrna or Thrace. why not equally in Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Arabia. the Malay Peninsula, or any other part of the Moslem world? Is March 6-22. when they considered possible candidates to take Lord Reading's place, they found, as they had found in 1916 and in 1920, that none of the suitable candidates was willing to accept. The high position of Viceroy, with the 17,070 a year salary, is not wanted by the few men who are sufficiently seasoned in British diplomatic experience and adequately equipped to fill it. It is curious to. note that the predecessors of Lord Montagu and Lord Reading were forced to resign because the Parliamentary investigation of the causes of the Mesopotamian disasters charged them with having failed to make known the exact conditions. Lord Montagu, on the other hand, was forced to resign because he permitted the conditions to be made public. GERMANY'S WAR BLIND NEARLY 5,000 former German soldiers, according to the Berliner Tageblatt, are now living in darkness. The number is steadily increasing....show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693640X
  • 9781236936400