Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War Volume 2

Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War Volume 2

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Excerpt: ...of a submarine attack. Pg 95 Pg 96 PAN GERMANICUS AS PEACE MAKER The Dove: "They say they do not want peace as they have time enough." The Eagle: "Alas! That is just what we haven't got." Gentlemen, I have spoken candidly. I have been able to say openly that we desire peace, because the German Nation is sufficiently strong, and because it is resolved to continue the fight in defense of home and country should its enemies not wish for peace. The Imperial Chancellor knows that the whole world is waiting in breathless expectation his reply to our interpellation. I trust that he will find the redeeming words, and that he will express his readiness to enter into peace negotiations. Philip Scheidemann, Chairman German Socialist Party, Reichstag, March, 1916. Pg 97 Pg 98 "We have only come to see that the English don't threaten you." The Germans left no stones unturned to influence the Dutch in their favor. They deluged the newspaper offices with free propaganda, telegraphed at great expense from Berlin, and supplied free copies of the Berlin Journals. Everything possible was to spread distrust of the English, who were constantly accused of having designs on the integrity of Holland and of desiring to take possession of the Scheldt. This was carried so far that a panic was created on March 31, 1916, by the report of landing of the Entente forces in Zeeland. The report, which was without any foundation, was circulated by the Germans and spread like wild fire around the country. The Times History of the War. Pg 99 Pg 100 HOHENZOLLERN MADNESS The storming of Dead Man's Hill We figure that the attempt to rush this important position (their object was to capture Le Mort Homme, in order to render untenable the key sector of Pepper Hill and Douaumont) cost the Germans fully 30,000 men, of whom an unusually high proportion were killed, owing to their inability to succor and save the slightly wounded. Perhaps now the enemy will realize that he has reached a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236691725
  • 9781236691729