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 114 - And let us not be weary in well-doing ; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Page 251 - 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 124 - I can see peace coming now — not a peace which will be the beginning of war ; not a peace which will be an endless preparation for strife and bloodshed; but a real peace. The world is an old world.
Page 252 - Unless international right is recognised by insistence on payment for injury done in defiance of its canons it can never be a reality.
Page 283 - 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 256 - 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 259 - 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 281 - I honor their courage, and may God be their comfort and their strength. But their reward is at hand; those who have fallen have died consecrated deaths. They have taken their part in the making of a new Europe — a new world. I can see signs of its coming in the glare of the battlefield.
Page 258 - 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 281 - 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.

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