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BRAGGART'S BOAST

WHAT GERMANY WILL DOPERHAPS. The ‘Globe,’ New York, publishes the following intimidation by one Fortmeyer, who shows evident qualifications for the German diplomatic service : ‘‘l am a German reservist, who can unfortunately not return to Germany. 1 From that standpoint, allow mo to say something about what the patriotic German reservist thinks of this war, and I can tell you that my view’ is that of the whole German people. “The world has tried to stifle Germany, to keep her in a subordinate place, to treat her as an inferior —while she is in very truth the greatest nation in the world. We Germans will soon show you that this cannot be done. We will show {on feats of arms that will seem superuman. All the world is against us, but we hold the world in utter contempt. Why? Because w© have more sta/nina, more courage, more science, more cleanly living, more culture than any other nation. *' This century will go down in history as the epoch when Germany burst its bonds and became world leader. Puny France, with her lying War Office reports, is now trembling on the verge of ruin, and is getting ready to make peace. The Russians can be easily beaten. They have no training and cannot shoot, and have no generals. And when that is done, we will destroy the English fleet in one day. You anile at that. Well, you will not smile when you see it done. Our navy has a device which no other nation even suspects, and which will tear any hostile ship to pieces even before it" gets in action.' That instrument was invented in 1913 by Dr Werner, of Freiburg, and is now being placed on every German ship The cruiser Pathfinder was sunk by this agency, and not by a submarine. I am absolutely certain of this. There is no hope for the British Navy. “We will have all (lie British colonies \ (Canada included) before the summer of 1916. Just watch my prediction, and the United States will date not tell us hands off. We care nothing for their .Monroe Doctrine. It is as Bismarck said, ‘a colossal impertinence.’ You aro attempting to play a great part on tho world’s stage, with no navy or army worthy of the name, and with only the ability to chase dollars, whidh will aid you very little when the •victorious German Empire calls you to answer for your partisanship. Germany stands for force—for the man with the gun in his hands—and that la what all other nations believe in, too. in spite of their drivelling hypocrisv. Only we have the force, and they hare it not. Belgium, for her resistance to our , might wul be obliterated as a country. Fhe is a whining beggar with a broken head who cannot stand punishment. Her people will be driven out to the ends of the world and honest Germans will take their place. “I speak sincerely, but you don't*like this letter, I cannot help that. I care nothing far your likes or dislikes. Germany will march on.”

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BRAGGART'S BOAST, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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BRAGGART'S BOAST Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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