Deutschland Über Alles: Or, Germany Speaks: a Collection of the Utterances of Representative Germans--statesmen, Military Leaders, Scholars, and Poets--in Defence of the War Policies of the Fatherland

G. P. Putnam's sons, 1914 - 102 páginas

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Página 80 - A CHANT OF HATE AGAINST ENGLAND Translated by Barbara Henderson French and Russian, they matter not, A blow for a blow and a shot for a shot; We love them not, we hate them not, We...
Página 81 - You will we hate with a lasting hate, We will never forgo our hate, Hate by water and hate by land, Hate of the head and hate of the hand, Hate of the hammer and hate of the crown, Hate of seventy millions, choking down. We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe, and one alone— ENGLAND...
Página 82 - Europe put together. They call us barbarians. What of it? We scorn them and their abuse. For my part, I hope that in this war we have merited the title of barbarians.
Página 39 - It is not true that our warfare pays no respect to international laws. It knows no undisciplined cruelty. But in the East the earth is saturated with the blood of women and children unmercifully butchered by, the wild Russian troops, and in the West dumdum bullets mutilate the breasts of our soldiers. Those who have allied themselves with Russians and...
Página 39 - It is not true that the combat against our so-called militarism is not a combat against our civilization, as our enemies hypocritically pretend it is. Were it not for German militarism, German civilization would long since have been extirpated.
Página 35 - The wrong — I speak openly — that we are committing we will endeavour to make good as soon as our military goal has been reached. Anybody who is threatened as we are threatened, and is fighting for his highest possessions, can only have one thought — how he is to hack his way through.
Página 38 - It is not true that we trespassed in neutral Belgium. It has been proved that France and England had resolved on such a trespass, and it has likewise been proved that Belgium had agreed to their doing so. It would have been suicide on our part not to have been beforehand. It is not true that the life and property of a single Belgian citizen was injured by our soldiers without the bitterest self-defense having made it necessary...
Página 38 - Germans appear to be criminals, only for having justly punished these assassins for their wicked deeds. // is not true that our troops treated Louvain brutally. Furious inhabitants having treacherously fallen upon them in their quarters, our troops with aching hearts were obliged to fire a part of the town as a punishment.
Página 82 - There is nothing for us to justify and nothing to explain away. Every act of whatever nature committed by our troops for the purpose of discouraging, defeating and destroying our enemies is a brave act and a good deed, and is fully justified. . . . Germany stands as the supreme arbiter of her own methods, which in the time of war must be dictated to the world.

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