The Patriots' Protest; A Call to the Colors

The Patriots' Protest; A Call to the Colors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Were it not for the French ambition to redeem Alsace-Lorraine, she would not have become the ally of England. Though they may not have had the bitter thirst which has been theirs since Sedan, it is stated that, owing to Waterloo, the French had a gnawing hunger for revenge on Germany back in the sixties. If there was soreness against Germany for Waterloo, why not intense bitterness against England for her share in Waterloo. We later generations of Americans have been taught that Wellington was the nemesis of Napoleon. And England, which had furnished asylum for so many fugitives, refused to harbor Napoleon in his last desperate effort to escape the desolation of banishment. If England feared the magic power of a hopelessly crushed Napoleon, she ought today to cringe at the mere mention of his name. The French were treasonable to their own traditions when they allied with Britain to obtain revenge for Alsace-Lorraine. Their eyes have been opened and they realize that they are paying the penalty for an alliance to which they were forced to abide by threat of English bombardment. The author predicts that they will free themselves of this alliance at the first opportunity. Treason of The Germans were treasonable tp their own in Germany to Her terests when they wrested Alsace-Lorraine Interests. from France, not that they wanted it for the Fatherland, but for the strategical purpose of bringing Paris nearer the frontier. The author fancies that Germany would not be adverse to ceding Alsace-Lorraine to the French if they would make Strassburg the capital of France. Germany might better have taken another billion of indemnity in 1871 and left Alsace-Lorraine alone. He believes the magnanimity of this would have settled the Franco-Prussian problem for...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549848
  • 9781236549846