The Speeches and Addresses of Sir H.B.E. Frere, G.C.S.I., K.C.B., D.C.L

The Speeches and Addresses of Sir H.B.E. Frere, G.C.S.I., K.C.B., D.C.L

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...for me." I believe it was some of these very papers which found their way into the hands of the statesman and soldier who belonged to the school o-f the great Duke of Wellington, and which gave to English statesmen, during the time of the Crimean war, their first impression of Sir Villiam's abilities in a very different field. You will recollect that when we found ourselves face to face with one of the greatest of modern powers, and when we were associated in one of the greatest wars of the generation to which we belong, with our good allies the French--I say you will remember the great difliculties which were felt in combining the political and military duties which were at that time separated. They were separated; for the military was one of the things of the past generation which belonged to the Peninsular school, and the political was in the hands of one who was, certainly, the greatest foreign statesman and diplomatist of which England can boast; so that it was diflicult to reconcile these duties, and to bring the stern and unbending nature of Lord Stratford De Redcliffe into relation with the other branches of the administration which were employed in conducting the war. It was this difliculty that led the Government of the day to look to Colonel Mansfield, and they called upon him to go to Lord Redclifi'e's side as his Military Secretary. Such a position can he judged of only by its results. When peace returned, to him was confided one of the most important diplomatic posts which it was in the power of the Government of the day to bestow---that at Warsaw----but before he was able to show how well he could appreciate the difliculties which attended it, and how well he was able to overcome them in the position...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871812
  • 9781236871817