Capture of De Wet: The South African Rebellion, 1914

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E. Arnold, 1915 - South Africa - 274 pages
 

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Page 96 - Member of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath...
Page 51 - Britain has taken fart in this war for the sake of right and justice, in order to protect the independence of smaller nations and to comply with treaties. But the fact that three Ministers of the British Cabinet have resigned shows that even in England there is a strong minority which could not be convinced of the righteousness of a war with Germany. History teaches us, after all, that, whenever it suits her interests, Great Britain is always ready to protect smaller nations ; but unhappily history...
Page 51 - Free State was violated, and of what weight the Sand River Convention was. It is said that the war is being waged against the " barbarity
Page 56 - Under these circumstances it is absurd to speak of aggressive action on the part of the Union, seeing that, together with the British Empire, we have been drawn, against our wish and will, and entirely in selfdefence, into this war. As regards your insinuation concerning the loan of 7,000,000 which the British Government was kind enough to grant us, and for which the public of the Union, as evidenced recently in Parliament, are most grateful, it is of such a despicable nature that there is no necessity...
Page 27 - ... wholehearted determination to take all measures necessary for defending the interests of the Union and co-operating with His Majesty's Imperial Government to maintain the security and integrity of the Empire...
Page 27 - its loyal support in bringing to a successful issue the momentous conflict which had been forced upon him in defence of the principles of liberty and of international honour, and of its wholehearted determination to take all measures necessary for defending the interests of the Union and for co-operating with His Majesty's Imperial Government to maintain the security and integrity...
Page 222 - ... let that spirit of gratitude drive from our minds all bitterness caused by the wrongs suffered and the loss and anguish which has been caused by this senseless rebellion." He spoke of the rebellion as " a quarrel in our own South African household," and urged the cultivation of a spirit of tolerance and " merciful oblivion of the errors and misdeeds of those misguided people, many of whom took up arms against the State without any criminal intention and without any clear perception of the consequences...
Page 4 - A long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull all together ! [Cries, and drops his face on arm, upon table.
Page 51 - Government — by an appeal to the people, and without making use of compulsion — to obtain any other result. It is said that Great Britain has taken part in this war for the sake of right and justice, in order to protect the independence of smaller nations and to comply with treaties. But the fact that three Ministers of the British Cabinet have resigned shows that even in England there is a strong minority which could not be convinced of the righteousness of a war with Germany. History teaches...
Page 57 - I cannot conceive anything more fatal and humiliating than a policy of lip-loyalty in fine weather and a policy of neutrality and pro-German sentiment in days of storm and stress. It may be that our peculiar internal circumstances and our backward condition after the great war will place a limit on what we can do; but nevertheless I am convinced that the people will support the Government...

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