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Page 102 - ... months old, and whose contents presumably were not new to the General Staff. In dealing with the military contents of the reports the practice was that those which did not seem to be urgent and important enough to be laid directly before the Kaiser by the Foreign Office were sent to the twofold address of the Minister of War, and the Chief of the General Staff, for their information, with the request that they should be returned. It was the business of the General Staff to sift what was military...
Page 136 - He had not the slightest idea of what he was going to do, but he possessed absolute confidence in his ability to devise a scheme in time.
Page 69 - Eaoul had learned already that the first duty of a soldier is to keep his mouth shut. Downstairs in the courtyard the captain spoke to them for the first time. "This is the best car we have," he said, laying his hand on the hood of a big Mercedes touringcar.