Living Age Volume 310

Living Age Volume 310

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Fletcher replied by striking him across the face with his hand. It may have been, indeed, that the engines could have been used for Austrian military purposes; and perhaps the chief engineer thought that an Englishman, representing a world-empire built upon militarism, might sympathize. Other war-material has been divided up between the conquerors, Italy taking 70 per cent, France 11, Great Britain 8, the United States and Serbia 4 each, and Japan 3 per cent. Much raw material, necessary to Austrian industrial life, was taken, such as leather, brass, copper, and aluminum. Then, in a further effort to effect a peaceful solution of the world's problems, France sold her share of the spoils to Poland, and Austria, in violation of her peace with Soviet Russia, is compelled by the Entente--respecters of treaties!--to ship these war-materials to Poland, which, under Entente guidance is planning a war against Russia. Representative Austrian officials whose names cannot be given here, for obvious reasons, charge that the members of both commissions here mentioned have found their associates among the high reactionaries and decadent Austrians, exploiters like them selves, and that they have strengthened the reactionaries in the bordering states. They, with thousands of other foreigners, have come to Vienna, to live cheaply; they jam the most expensive hotels, live in the greatestextravagance, ruin the valuta, and keep the prices of food and clothing beyond the reach of any Austrian. Only the new-rich profiteers, and the thousands of unfortunate Austrian girls who have learned the value of the American dollar and the English pound, can now buy the necessities of life. Their moral life becomes of secondary importance--as is always the case...
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  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914724
  • 9781236914729