At Pretoria; A Companion Volume To "towards Pretoria".

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJulian Ralph

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXU THE LESSONS OF THE WAR DESPITE what may be said by any man who has been "abed in England" all the time, I believe the war was unpreventable even before the Jameson Raid. To drive the English out of Africa was the hope, and aim, and constant dream of every Boer for years before that. As business men went out of their way to write home about what was to them so obvious, surely the men in charge of British national interests should have had equally observant and communicative agents; for if Great Britain is to continue a wide-awake business nation, it should have a wide-awake business Government. If "business" is not an acceptable word to the governing class in Great Britain, then, since Great Britain is, or aims to be, a great business leader among the Powers, there is something out ot joint in such a situation. Besides, there is political business as well as commercial business, and shrewd men at either should have known what was going forward, and have been prepared for it. Once the war was seen to be at hand the War Office did the very best that could be done with the men and materials at its disposal. It did splendid work. The celerity and smoothness with which it transported an immense army and all its equipments to South Africa were unbroken and unparalleled. No man who writes fairly, observes clearly, or thinks justly, will hesitate to acknowledge and declare this fact. The failure to supply to the army the VickersMaxim quick-firing piece is a bygone trouble, and so is the failure to supply the army with up-to-date cannon. "Let bygones be bygones," some will say. Yea, verily, is the answer of every sincere well-wisher of England, but the only way to do that is to see that such bygones are not repeated and thus perpetuated, for that would...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXU THE LESSONS OF THE WAR DESPITE what may be said by any man who has been "abed in England" all the time, I believe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217333818

ISBN - 13:9780217333818

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