THE GERMAN MENACE
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —There havo been a good many letters of late regarding tho leniency 1 shown the Gorman and naturalised Germans residing in this Dominion in i particular and throughout the British j Empire in general. I think it is high I time that the people of our Empire j rose up-in arms and demanded that j stricter legislation bo brought about to I deal with a people whoso “oath of al- i legiance ” and “ words of honor ” are | not worth a second thought. Although recognising tho fact that British justice must be maintained, there is no | necessity to allow British justice to develop into a mania, and bo detrimental to our success in this present awful conflict. It has already cost the Empire millions of pounds and the loss of many valuable lives through so- i called British justice. i Had drastic measures been adopted , at the outset tho Eraden’s flutter in the Indian Ocean would havo been brought to a close weeks earlier than it was. Wo do not need to go past our own littlo Dominion for samples of this baseness. At Wellington the German Consul has boon arrested for ; communicating with the enemy. Why ; wore our transports for Europe, when ! they first left Wellington, suddenly re- ' called? Then, again, tho mysterious! fire on the Willochra. I understand | there are two German carpenters work-' ing on her. If this bo so, those re- j sponsible for employing them should bo called to account. At a time like this i more care should bo taken, and all ; Germans, Austrians, and naturalised I such should ho absolutely barred from j working on anything connected with! our military or naval operations. One cannot blame a Gorman or Austrian from attempting to servo his country in any sliapo dr form. Rather bring those to book who allow them to be at I large. Can anyone imagine Germany ! employing British workmen at this | juncture, let alone on anything con- | neotod with thoir military or naval j operations. | Let us throw over this kid-glove at- ; titude and get back to bare justice. We have more than ample proof of the baseness of Germany as a nation. And if this war is to bo brought to a successful and early close we must use drastic measures, and have all Germans and Austrians interned till the war i-r----over. No doubt many fine follows will , suffer inconvenience, but the innocent must always suffer along with the guilty. Only then can wo call for more men. and money with a clear conscience.—l am, etc., “ Britisher.” November 30.
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THE GERMAN MENACE, Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914