England Or Germany?

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byFrank Harris

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Paris in the First Weeks of War Life in Paris, even in mid-summer, is often prolific of tense, dramatic moments, but July, 1914, might be called in French fashion--The Month of Sensations. First of all, the Caillaux trial, ending in the acquittal Of Madame Caillaux amid demonstrations of discontent on the Boulevards. Then the news that Juarez, the great socialist orator and leader had been shot dead when dining quietly in a little restaurant on the corner next his newspaper office: a dreadful crime, inexplicable, stupid, making us realize the appalling savageries that must have gone on in the dim backward and abyssm of time and are fated to return sporadically in senseless lust of slaughter, in murder and assassination! Shall we never outgrow the cave-man? All the summer through, beneath the surface there had been a certain tension: "money was tight" bankers said, and no sufficient reason for the stringency of the market. In those lazy, hot days we had read of the murder of the Grand Duke and his wife, as of something far off and comparatively unimportant; then, afterwards, of the Austrian note to Servia. Suddenly, one morning at the Foreign Office, I heard that Russia was mobilizing and the authorities were evidently anxious. I began to grow uneasy, apprehensive; then came the German ultimatum to Russia, and then crash--war; war, the incredible; war involving France?--the mobilization orders published; the die cast! Hell let loose! On Sunday, the 2nd of August, Paris was declared in a state of siege, put under martial law and a military governor, and placarded with notices that all foreigners must show their passports to the nearest Commissioner of Police and obtain his written permission to reside in the city or to leave it. Forty-eight ho...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Paris in the First Weeks of War Life in Paris, even in mid-summer, is often prolific of tense, dramatic moments,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217713688

ISBN - 13:9780217713689

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