Lord Northcliffe's War Book; With Chapters On America At War by Viscount Alfred Harmsworth NorthcliffeLord Northcliffe's War Book; With Chapters On America At War by Viscount Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe

Lord Northcliffe's War Book; With Chapters On America At War

byViscount Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... NEUTRAL GLIMPSES THE GERMANS IN SWITZERLAND I Zurich, Switzerland. On leaving Italy I spent some days in Switzerland en route for Spain, and was able to gather a good deal of miscellaneous information not without value. At night, Zurich, the first large neutral city in which I have been since the beginning of the war, is as bright as London was in July, 1914. Rome, too, is bright, but over the Italian capital there is the indefinable atmosphere of war. In coming up through the Swiss-Italian lakes, we were at once among German tourists. At Lugano we saw figures familiar enough before the war, the stout, elderly German husband, followed at a respectful distance by his wife in her atrocious Reformkleid. It was like going back years in one's life. In the train were Germans who talked loudly at us, and stared in the German way. The dining-car was filled with the usual German advertisements; rather amusingly some of them read to-day--the Hamburg-Amerika Line with an illuminated picture of one of Herr Ballin's ocean monsters on its way to New York! It was near midnight when we reached Zurich. One remembers only the German voices, the electric brightness of the streets, and the familiar rushing of the river. But it felt like Germany. Next morning, as we woke after delightful sleep induced by much journeying, the impression was for a moment that of a nightmare. Was it Germany, or was it not? On the floor, where it had been disrespectfully thrown over night, was the big eiderdown Federdecke. At my right hand on the wall was a prominent notice in large German type:--Die Zimmerpreise werden erhdht wenn keine der Hauptmahlzeiten vm Hotel genommen wird, auch wenn der Preis vorher festgesetzt. The prices of rooms are raised if none of the principal meals are taken in th...
Title:Lord Northcliffe's War Book; With Chapters On America At WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021784863X

ISBN - 13:9780217848633