The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and Contemporary Sources: American, British, French, German, and Others, Volume 8

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Francis Whiting Halsey
Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1919 - World War, 1914-1918
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Page 213 - And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.
Page 107 - Whilst the boats and the collier were approaching the landing-place the Turks made no sign. Up to the very last moment it appeared as if the landing was to be unopposed. But the moment the first boat touched bottom the storm broke. A tornado of fire swept over the beach, the incoming boats, and the collier. The Dublin Fusiliers and the naval boats' crews suffered exceedingly heavy losses while still in the boats.
Page 18 - Turkey all her territories in complete independence if she had remained at peace. Turkey was the trustee of Islam, and the whole world was content to let her hold our holy cities in her keeping. Now that Turkey has so disastrously shown herself a tool in German hands...
Page 307 - ... international politics as they are and the inclination to viewing them instead in nonpolitical, moralistic terms can be attributed both to certain misunderstood peculiarities of the American experience in foreign affairs and to the general climate of opinion prevailing in the Western world during the better part of the nineteenth and the first decade of the twentieth centuries. Of these peculiarities of the American experience three stand out: the uniqueness of the American experiment, the actual...
Page 19 - Aehrenthal, undoubtedly believed we should follow his lead and annex Egypt, nor the proclamation of a French protectorate over Morocco in 1911, induced us to alter the status of Turkey's vassal. It was not till the maintenance of the status quo had been rendered impossible by Turkey's gratuitous attack on Great Britain and her allies that the British Government took the one step, short of annexation, that she could take with justice to herself and the Egyptians. Such a situation, with England in...
Page 18 - Republic had solemnly offered to guarantee Turkey all her territories in complete independence if she had remained at peace. "Turkey was the trustee of Islam, and the whole world was content to let her hold our holy cities in her keeping. Now that Turkey has so disastrously shown herself a tool in German hands, she has not only ruined herself, but has lost her position of trustee of Islam and evil will overtake her.
Page 106 - So strong, in fact, were the defences of W beach that the Turks may well have considered them impregnable, and it is my firm conviction that no finer feat of arms has ever been achieved by the British soldier — or any other soldier— than the storming of these trenches from open boats on the morning of 25th April. The landing at W had been entrusted to the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (Major Bishop), and it was to the complete lack of the sense of danger or of fear of this daring battalion...
Page 93 - Many farmefs went on strike; they had no seeds and would not accept them as a free gift from the Government because, they said, as soon as their crops should be garnered the armies would immediately requisition them. As for Constantinople, the populace there and the best elements among the Turks, far from opposing the arrival of the Allied fleet, would have welcomed it with joy.
Page 163 - Have hoisted the white flag over Kut fort and town, and the guards will be taken over by a Turkish regiment, which is approaching. I shall shortly destroy wireless. The troops go at 2 pm to camp near Shumvass.' It was a very weary and broken force which laid down their arms: the remnant of the historic 6th (Poona) Division, which had begun with a year of unbroken conquests — together with a number of British Territorials. Before...
Page 80 - ... on the very hill of Hissarlik, and that the .precious remains which the Achaians spared for us have now been destroyed for ever by the orders of German engineers. Turks and Germans are fighting for the same object as Trojans and Lycians ; the aim of both alike is to keep the ships of the west from commerce with the Black Sea. The Black Sea or Euxine trade is one of the essential economic needs of the world at large ; and those who can stop it are always in a commanding position, which must needs...

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