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FIGHT FOR LIBERTY., Issue 15636, 29 October 1914
FIGHT FOR LIBERTY.
OXT.V DUTY FOR A FIT MAN. EFDVAI’i) KIPLING’S CALL. There (;iu lu> no question of the. suiviin> im-d for every man capable m earing arm; in Great Britain to join the \,n \, ilevl.irad Mr P.udyard Kipling at a 11’ liv meeting ai Brighton. There no oilier duty except this for ■ fit m:;u. Tiie value and significance f' ■■ver> thing ihe ha- been emptied out ,i our iiv< s. Uermiii. e.e arc told. n'C eoie-- - in at i.iie el in tween 2U,iMJ and 50,000 a •lay. bin. bilge as there ):V...'- s may -cein, they art but a beginning. We i,ui-l have men. ami men. and- men if we. with - -111 ■ Abie-, arc to check the onI lisil oi ■ wgani.-ed barb.u -in. Wave no illusion. We alO dealing with -ruing via! meynifli’cntly-i-quippod ■.,■;-1, v. hj a avowed aim •< our complete -!; in-; i -11. The violation of Belgium, ihe au.'-'-k on Fiance, the defence against IPis-i-i arc only step;- by the way. Gormauvri real objective, a- -ho ha- always ‘-.ld’ r,-. A England—England’s wealth, • rrdc. ■< iid world-wide- po ,-visions. ii ion a-siini for an instant th at that . 1t,,, k win lie successful, England will not hr reduced, as some people say. to the i-ml. ut a .second-rate Power; we. shall ■ ca.se to i .vist as a nation, we shall become :i “ -M-ilviii; province of I fermany.. to be. -vbninisterr.rl wil hj what severity German -ai-t;. «i:-’ in:-wed- require. Again, wr I c-■iv ;o !r,d, across the narrow sen rebel' -h this Neither in Belgium n<>) in Erai.c- does a in. n’s rank or class se , n ■- him e.v mptimi or pity Iron; the :n p,v , there is one fate for ail. We arm against -ncli a late. -Work For All. There is one work for us all. We enter into a now life in which all the idwts o; war that w - had pet behind or forgotten - the pn-t hundred years have returned to caifront nod test u>, as they tested in father'. Our Aimy in France has ..■ yfc .l Jo -- a, in avk-r ibati any British he- I.OT known in IciiGcs. nm. . a - .-d with which their nati - t tatties of ni-ioi \ wet,- u-.eiv skirmishes. .’.heady v c arc linked together by con: moil pride in their achievements and endurance. and by common re-o!v.- '..hat ‘ .-s), ~-ir endurance we shall i.-si.-ie a o ai hj -s and honorable peace to mankind. (r will h- a long road and a hard road. ; , . t ... I. :I difficult iv- and discouraco„l - ; blit ve tread it P-g.-t h'-r. and v. rwiii i read it toy!her to the end. i i | let; \ social division; and barrier-; i;..,ve been suepl away ai the outset of , ... ii.ii.-b-y stnig-.-le. All the interests , r life of six weeks ago are dead. We have but. one interest now, and that loiahe- tin- naked heart ofevry man in ■id- i-la ml and the Empire.
—Service and Sacrifice.— Each long day. each rush of nri to ou>-bclf-ccnscripted" armies, and every r.r« burden laid upon the country, binds us jet close - in a brotherhood of service and facriJice. Xu man can stand outside that brotherhood. Jt' wo arc to win the right for ourselves and for freedom to exist on earth, every mart must offer himself for that service and that sacrifice, while the State seas to it that his dependents do not suffer. The»e is no middle way. In this war we do not doubt our ultimate victory, any more than we doubt the justice of our cause. It is not con ccivahie (hat we should fail, tor if we fail the lights of freedom go out over the whole world. They may glimmer for a little in the Western Hemisphere, hut a Germany dominating half the_ world by sea and land will most certainly txtin guish them in every quarter where they have hitherto shone upon mankind, so that even the very tradition of freedom will pass out of remembrance. If we do our dntv we shall not fail.
FIGHT FOR LIBERTY., Issue 15636, 29 October 1914
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