Current History Volume 5, No. 2

Current History Volume 5, No. 2

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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: ...Berlin and Vienna. From the beginning of the war, to our shame and sorrow it must be recognized. there h-ave been rertain persons, tendencies, and parties among the Poles who were prompted by their conscience to fight for German victory and the defeat of the Allies. But should such an error now be committed by the entire nation. and should its leaders be carried away by the German promises and become tools in German hands against the Allies, those who loved Poland heretofore would poignantly exciaim: Finis Poioniae! Professor P. Migulin, writing in the New Economist, (Novy Ekonomist, ) deals with the Polish question from another Russian standpoint: eyes of the heir to the throne sparkle. He gives the horse a slap and reaches up and grips the hand of the master of the guard long and heartily-"Just write home how glad I was to see thee! Hast thou understood me? " The soldier never moves. But from his lips comes a trumpet-like shout of 'f Igen!" My Hungarian colleague is deeply touched"Just look, for four weeks he was back of the Russian front. And did you hear how he shouted the ' Igen '? " The Hungarian master of the guard is from Alsiild; from the most genuine Hungarian, the best Magyar soil. The Hungarian newspaper man has tears in his eyes. And so has the master of the guard from Alsiild. There can be no doubt whatever that a certain portion of the Polish public before the war gravitated, and even now gravltates, toward Austria, (in no case toward Germany.) Many Gallcian Poles at the beginning of the war undoubtedly dreamed about the annexation of Russian Poland to Austria as a certain ideal; even now several dream about the same thing. There were, and are. also Russian Poles (can this be...show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932021
  • 9781236932020