The Great Crime and Its Moral

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJohn Selden Willmore

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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: ... Ill THE PRETEXT So in the spring the final details of the preparations were seen to. During March, April and May, large numbers of horses were bought in Ireland and various parts of unsuspecting England, and exported to Germany. Large quantities of grain were shipped to Hamburg for the use of the troops, and mobilisation was already secretly begun, in the early summer, both in Germany and Austria. The "pretext" was furnished by the murder of the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand and his morganatic wife, at Sarajevo, on Austrian territory, on June 28, 1914, by two Bosniaks, both Austrian subjects. One of them, according to a statement made by the Serbian Minister in London to the British Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, had been previously regarded as a dangerous character by the Serbian authorities, who had accordingly wished to expel him from Serbia; but he was protected by the Austrian authorities on the plea that he was an innocent and harmless person. According to a statement made by the German Socialist leader, Herr Liebknecht, in the Reichstag, on March 16, 1915--amid great tumult--there were wide circles in Germany and Austria who regarded the Sarajevo murder as a " gift from God," so opportunely did it occur. The Austrian Government, supported beyond all doubt by the German Government, elected to fix the responsibility for this crime, committed by Austrian subjects, on the Serbian Government, and on July 28 sent them an ultimatum, requiring them to make a humiliating declaration, of which the following were the principal clauses:--"The Royal Serbian Government undertake--"To remove from the military service, and from the administration in general, all officers and functionaries guilty of propaganda against the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, whose...

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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: ... Ill THE PRETEXT So in the spring the final details of the preparations were seen to. During March, April and May, large numbers ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217081363

ISBN - 13:9780217081368

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