The School Volume 9

The School Volume 9

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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: ...applied, that the city got not only plenty of supplies, but reinforcements for its garrison. In the midst of the excitement D'Annunzio made fervidspeeches, and issued florid proclamations. One example must suffice. "The spirit has conquered arrogance, insults, and darkness. The Italians of Garibaldi have hearkened to the despairing cries of Fiume. They are in Fiume and strong in Fiume. Fiume's people are not sheep for sale nor is the city to be disposed of by auction. Who shall dare to separate brother from brother? The world to-day has nothing pure except this breath of Italian fervour, this bronze-enduring will of Italy. Italians against all and everything! Remember the pyre is lighted at Fiume and two words only are heard, "Fiume or death." Brothers, from Fiume we stretch out our hands. VVe bid you spread our fidelity throughout the land. Fiume's defenders have the right to know that Italy of the victory of Veneto Vittorio is with them. God is with us and so all will turn out as sworn by us. Have faith, pray in your churches, your homes, in public places. Let every place be a temple. Pray for the whole victory on behalf of the dead, for these brethren are now rejoicing that Fiume rules itself. Help us, Italians! One wish among us all unites our minds in one only thought! Fiume to-day is Italy's." In January, 1920, the Supreme Council modified President Wilson's proposals. It decided that a corridor of land should connect Italy, Jugo-Slavia and Greece. This plan met with determined opposition. ugo-Slavia refused to sanction any alteration in the boundary line suggested by President Wilson, and President Wil son not only refused to sanction the new proposal, but threatened to withdraw from all more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987837
  • 9781236987839