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Jsireemeist:-. rcade by tlio Hague Con* j v&ntioD. With no n- hn-v-ir u> hamper her, it wou'd th it slvcomd or.-'/run Europe,. tho fnc k - t-b.'.t hpi' :ir:.**y i.-? so "-!■■ in.siitijr.ior). However, tbe sloi? '-f Davp] aod Goliath has be<.-n jeaiised again in part, and little Belgium, whom Germany dis regarded entirely, managed, to hold bei- back tiii France and England could gather their strength to meet the masses of German troops That i- where Germany, with all her clever ne j s and dnpicity, failed—she underestiva ed the pluck of tbe Belgian?. ."•"/ thought tbey would be content to give up home and liberty when tbey H.i.w the overwhelming odds against them. That Germany will be absolutely routed in tbe end is quite evi-d-nr.. Already R-ussi'a is bartering bard on her Eastern frontier, and tbe Adietj are slowy but simly pushing her back From being tbe aggres-O'', she will r-ho'ttiy become the defender of her own yoii. When the Alius reach Berlin the truth will be forced ■>n Germany, that bar tio>iebe r ons oiotbodi? of warfare are not, appro i.niale to the t wi-utieth cent my, and that lbs oid adage, '• bones<y r is the' b.?st. po-icy," hold? with to warfare. Gerrmmy has nor, played '!> g■■me at all There roust he many of individual German sodio'S who flic bravo upright men wi-b b'gi ideils, bun >A,r> men who oiivo f none ore d the wur hesm •end-- to r.~i! the, rriOFfc 'despicable '■'■ iinii-; to n.: : !iin I heir end. A fight n a fhih', iind enemies do not expect -any q^y.ric*r on;-! from the other, but tbsy do not. expect the other sido to pi s-y i' loaded dice. It is a Sesii mony to the oeneral preference for c ertii methods of war that practically the whole- world has made'a protest against German treachery and f-'pying methods.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3457, 1 December 1914