The Truth about the War

The Truth about the War

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Thanks to the presence of this institution there existed the same red tape, the same routine which, even in time of peace, kill every live work. I might point out scores and hundred of cases where people were awaiting, in consequence of red tape, for weeks the money due them for materials delivered by them. This killed in the contractors all desire to have anything to do with the Government, and thus the Government had to pay on that account very large sums as compared to what it might have paid. Are these the results which ffle Government control desires to obtain? There arises then the following anomaly: A man is entrusted with tha entire wealth of the country, its honor and its future, while over a loss of 5 copecks control is instituted. Chapter XII. THE SANITARY SERVICE. All the three armies are in excellent sanitary conditions. Jn the summer after the Liaoyang battle and especially in August, dysentery or the epidemic gastro-enteritis, as called by the physicians, and typhoid fever appeared in the Army, even in quite large proportions. But with the approach of winter the disease disappeared almost completely, hi general, the percentage of men who fell ill on the theater of war was smaller than in time of peace. This is explained, on the one hand, by the dry climate of Manchuria, where the sun is shining brightly during the entire winter; and, on the other hand, by the excellent provisioning of the Army and the warm clothing distributed to the soldiers. All the medico-sanitary establishments, as the military medical department, the institutions of the Bed Cross, the zemstva detachments, and detachments with other denominations, fulfill their duties most excellently during the time when there is no fighting. But this I cannot say about them...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654434X
  • 9781236544346