The National Review Volume 33

The National Review Volume 33

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...to the VOL. xxxiii. 37 French ally. This intrigue, for what it may be worth, was started by Germany, who intermittently pursues the Bismarckian policy of soliciting Russia. At a lunch held at Wiesbaden on May 18th in honour of the Czar's birthday the German Emperor proposed his brother-monarclfs health in enthusiastic terms, and then electrified the company by turning towards and thus apostrophizing the Russian Ambassador: ---" Honoured Count, it is my sincere wish that those two tried and experienced statesmen, Baron de Staal and Count Miinster, acting on the basis of the old tradition, uniting my House with that of his Majesty and the German with the Russian people, and acting on the identical instructions given them by the Czar and myself, may so conduct the Conference that the result will satisfy the Czar. His Majesty, hurrah!" The Novoe Vremya of St. Petersburg, the organ of the Russian Reactionary Party, immediately responded to this overture by ostentatiously reminding its readers of an obscure fact which they had probably forgotten: --" The l"o'rth-German Gazette was the first organ of Western Europe to give a most cordial welcome to the Peace Conference, opened on the high-minded initiative of the Emperor Nicholas. The tone of this welcome tends to show that it is the definite intention of the German Government to promote the great and sacred work initiated by the Emperor of Russia. If Germany, on her part, following the example of Russia, decides to lessen the horrors of war by means of previous arrangements and compromises, the task will be brought a step nearer its solution." The German semi-official and inspired Press, which had been pouring daily douches of cold water upon the Peace...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983890
  • 9781236983893