The War from this Side: Editorials from the North American, Philadelphia ...

Press of J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915 - 455 páginas

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Página 208 - We are sincerely grateful to the French Government for offering eventual support. In the actual circumstances, however, we do not propose to appeal to the guarantee of the Powers. Belgian Government will decide later on the action which they may think it necessary to take.
Página 79 - Ambassador this morning that if Germany could get any reasonable proposal put forward which made it clear that Germany and Austria were striving to preserve European peace, and that Russia and France would be unreasonable if they rejected it, I would support it at St. Petersburg and Paris, and go the length of saying that if Russia and France would not accept it his Majesty's Government would have nothing more to do with the consequences; but, otherwise, I told German Ambassador that if France became...
Página 219 - We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe and one alone — ENGLAND...
Página 118 - I protested strongly against that statement, and said that, in the same way as he and Herr von Jagow wished me to understand that for strategical reasons it was a matter of life and death...
Página 117 - He said that the step taken by His Majesty's Government was terrible to a degree ; just for a word — " neutrality," a word which in war time had so often been disregarded — just for a scrap of paper Great Britain was going to make war on a kindred nation who desired nothing better than to be friends with her.
Página 84 - State, exist for the good of the individual persons ; their value is to serve them (the people). The Germans believe that science and art and law and State are valuable in themselves, and that the highest glory of the individual is to serve those eternal values.
Página 129 - That any one should act in politics out of complaisance or from a sentiment of justice, others may expect from us, but not we from them. . . . Every government takes solely its own interests as the standard of its actions, however it may drape them with deductions of justice or sentiment. . . . My belief is that no one does anything for us, unless he can at the same time serve his own interests.
Página 349 - Belligerents are forbidden to move troops or convoys of either munitions of war or supplies across the territory of a neutral Power.
Página 309 - Mr. Minister: I have the honor to report to you briefly about the conversations which I had with Lieutenant-Colonel Barnardiston and which have already been the subject of my oral communications. The first visit took place in the middle of January. Mr. Barnardiston referred to the anxieties of the General Staff of his country with regard to the general political situation, and because of the possibility that war may soon break out. In case Belgium should be attacked, the sending of about 100,000...
Página 335 - In the first place it should be understood that, generally speaking, a citizen of the United States can sell to a belligerent Government or its agent any article of commerce which he pleases.

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