Germany in Revolution; The First Phase

Germany in Revolution; The First Phase

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... law. "Work is the religion of Socialism," said Ebert to the Army returning from the front. Germany made of this day, December nth, an opportunity for gathering up the threads of the past and uniting them to the conception of a purified future. Not in shame or in humiliation was the army to be received, nor yet in that spirit of crass and brutal pride which had ruined so great a nation; but soberly and yet with a decent ceremonial, unostentatiously and yet with flowers crowning the helmets of B those to whom fortune had permitted the unspeakable felicity of a return; a certain simplicity, a certain proud humility was to mark the Republic's first welcome home of her sons. The war had been lost, but their valour was incontestable and uncontested. The war had been lost, but they were her own sons, her " undefeated." Causes of which they were innocent had made their sacrifices of no avail. A few days later, the Government in a further address from the People's Commissaries "To the returning Soldiers" conveyed this in a characteristic document. Here are curiously mingled statements about such concrete things as housing and insurance, and an expression of that high and supreme claim to have brought " freedom," without which no new society ever ought to ask for the allegiance of men. The German Republic "most heartily bids her soldiers welcome home." They had gone forth from a country in which the few, in mockery of the masses, had "shared out between themselves all power and possession." But the Revolution came; it " broke the spell "; and so "you and we are free: Germany is free." And freedom means that those who now hold power " with the confidence of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935144
  • 9781236935144