The Element of the Great War...

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Hearst's International Library Company, 1915 - World War, 1914-1918
 

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Page 161 - ... high explosive and the big howitzer — to destroy permanent fortification rapidly, and to have an effect in the field, particularly in the preparation of an assault, which the military theories of the Allies had wrongly underestimated. It is but one example out of many. It must serve for the rest, and it will be dealt with more fully in the next section. The Germans to some extent, and much more the Austrians, prepared an immensely greater provision of heavy ammunition than their opponents,...
Page 1 - ... THE ELEMENTS OF THE GREAT WAR THE ELEMENTS OF THE GREAT WAR THE FIRST PHASE BY HILAIRE BELLOC ILLUSTRATED WITH DIAGRAMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS NEW YORK HEARST'S INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY CO.
Page 34 - Or, again, treaties solemnly ratified between two Governments are generally regarded as binding. And certainly a nation that never kept such a treaty for more than a week would find itself in a position where it was impossible to make any treaties at all. Still, if upon a vague calculation of men's memories, the acuteness of the circumstance, the advantage ultimately to follow, and so on, it be to the advantage of Prussia to break such solemn treaty, then such a treaty should be broken. It will be...
Page 81 - Germany " was being attacked by not only France and England, but also Russia; when one reads further that in the Far East, in Asia, Japan was putting in work for the Allies; and when one goes on to read that Belgium added her effort...

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