Dr. Muehlon's Diary; Notes Written Early in the War

Dr. Muehlon's Diary; Notes Written Early in the War

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...is not a game, nor is it governed by rules like a duel. We shall not acknowledge defeat till the last ounce of our strength is exhausted. It is a war of extermination in any case, and we care but little how many lives are ruined. The German methods of warfare simply add fuel to the flames--this is the only result of their ruthless system of punishing all who resist their invasion, the innocent as well as the guilty. France will again wage a guerilla war. And I had rather witness the destruction of my country, I had rather see all France a heap of ruins, than that she should resign herself to the most terrible of all fates--to fall into the hands and under the domination of the Germans." August 29th. Manonvillers, the strongest of all the French barrier-forts, fell yesterday evening and the road between Epinal and Toul is thrown open. It is true no doubt that, according to the French strategic plan which the Tribuna has published, the main forces of the French are established on a line between Epinal and Verdun, with Toul as their centre. But no one here believes that there is any French army still intact. I am convinced France will not be allowed to perish. Rescue will come. No mercy, indeed, is to be hoped for from the Germans. To-day I heard serious and influential persons say that the whole country from Calais to Marseilles must be incorporated in the German Empire, the inhabitants being ejected except so far as they emigrate voluntarily or declare themselves German. Some people actually think France will desert the English and, in order to save herself, join Germany in attacking England, the old enemy of the European Continent. But A Saviour of Europe such people are fools. France does not calculate as the Germans do, and her...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917448
  • 9781236917447