The Great Crusade: Extracts from Speeches Delivered During the War

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George H. Doran Company, 1918 - World War, 1914-1918 - 297 pages
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Page 118 - And let us not be weary in well-doing ; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Page 255 - The settlement of the new Europe must be based on such grounds of reason and justice as will give some promise of stability. Therefore, it is that we feel that government with the consent of the governed must be the basis of any territorial settlement in this war.
Page 256 - Unless international right is recognised by insistence on payment for injury done in defiance of its canons it can never be a reality.
Page 287 - Patriotism, and, clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven. We shall descend into the valleys again ; but as long as the men and women of this generation last, they will carry in their hearts the image of those great mountain peaks whose foundations are not shaken, though Europe rock and sway in the convulsions of a great war.
Page 260 - The natives live in their various tribal organisations under Chiefs and Councils who are competent to consult and speak for their tribes and members and thus to represent their wishes and interests in regard to their disposal. The general principle of national self-determination is, therefore, as applicable in their cases as in those of occupied European territories.
Page 263 - If, then, we are asked what we are fighting for, we reply — as we have often replied — We are fighting for a just and a lasting peace, and we believe that before permanent peace can be hoped for three conditions must be fulfilled. First, the sanctity of treaties must be re-established; secondly, a territorial settlement must be secured based on the right of self-determination or the consent of the governed...
Page 262 - Apart from this, whatever settlement is made will be suitable only to the circumstances under which it is made, and as those circumstances change, changes in the settlement will be called for. So long as the possibility of...
Page 285 - I am sorry to say, a good many years even beyond that. But still our turn will come. It is a great opportunity. It only comes once in many centuries to the children of men.
Page 287 - We have been living in a sheltered valley for generations. We have been too comfortable and too indulgent — many, perhaps, too selfish — and the stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation — the great peaks we had forgotten, of Honour, Duty, Patriotism, and, clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven.
Page 259 - On the same grounds we regard as vital the satisfaction of the legitimate claims of the Italians for union with those of their own race and tongue. We also mean to press that justice be done to men of Roumanian blood and speech in their legitimate aspirations.

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