Face to Face with Kaiserism

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George H. Doran Company, 1918 - Duitsland - 368 pages
"In some measures this book is a continuation of My four years in Germany, the narrative here being carried up to the time of my return home, with some observations on the situation I have found in the United States."--Introd. note.
 

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Page 338 - Can a soldier's life be lawful, when Christ has pronounced, that he, who lives by the sword, shall perish by the sword...
Page 16 - II, Frederick the Great, and Napoleon. Each of these men dreamed a dream of World Empire. They failed. I have dreamed a dream of German World Empire, and my mailed fist shall succeed.
Page 103 - The speech about the rights of small peoples 1 has, I hear, made the Austrians furious, as Austria is made up of many nationalities; and the Germans say that if the rights of small peoples and peoples choosing their own sovereignty is to be discussed, the Irish question, the Indian question, and the Boer question, the Egyptian question, and many others involving the Allies must be discussed. . . . Yours ever...
Page 171 - I have heard, five men and one officer on our side went mad from those heart-rending cries. But most of my comrades and the officers joked as the unarmed and helpless Russians shrieked for mercy while they were being suffocated in the swamps and shot down. The order was: 'Close up and at it harder!
Page vii - What I want especially to impress upon the people of the United States is that the sanctity of American freedom and of the American home depend upon what we do NOW." — From Mr. Gerard's Introduction. "More interesting and valuable than his first volume. . . . Goes much further and gives us much new information." — New York Tribune. Illustrated. 8vo. Net, $2.00 THE PRETTY...
Page 172 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, "Washington, USA "Englishmen who have surrendered are shot down in small groups. With the French one is more considerate. I ask whether men let themselves be taken prisoner in order to be disarmed and shot down afterwards? Is that chivalry in battle? It is no longer a secret among the people; one hears everywhere that few prisoners are taken; they are shot down in small groups. They say naively: -'We don't want any unnecessary mouths to feed. Where there is no one to enter complaint,...
Page 171 - harder!' For days afterwards those heart-rending yells followed me and I dare not think of them or I shall go mad. There is no God, there is no morality and no ethics any more. There are no human beings any more, but only beasts. Down with militarism. "This was the experience of a Prussian soldier. At present wounded; Berlin, October 22, 1914. "If you are a truth-loving man, please receive these lines from a common Prussian soldier.
Page 172 - Here is the testimony of another German soldier on the Eastern front. "RUSSIAN POLAND, December 18, '14"In the name of Christianity I send you these words. "My conscience forces me as a Christian German soldier to inform you of these lines. "Wounded Russians are killed with the bayonet according to orders. "And Russians who have surrendered are often shot down in masses according to orders, in spite of their heart-rending prayers. "In hope that you, as the representative of a Christian State will...
Page 121 - In August, 1916, Ambassador Gerard reported a conversation with Gottlieb von Jagow, the German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, which clearly reflected the German attitude towards the American shipments of war supplies: — He said that the offensive in the Somme could not continue without the great supply of shells from America. He also said that recently a German submarine submerged in the Channel had to allow forty-one ships to pass and that he was sure that each ship was full of ammunition...
Page 128 - Sussex" pledges; but if she does, then the peace note makes it easier for America to enter the war on the Allies' side with a clear conscience and the knowledge on the part of the people at home that the President did everything possible to keep us out of the mess.

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