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Preaching at Warwick Street Church, London, Father Vaughan said that only a few days ago he had read in ' The Times.' which had kept them sr> well posted in war news, that the President of the Prussian Diet, Count Schwerin, shamelessly declared : "We have honorably striven for peace, and have been forced into war by jealous and envious enemies." Not satisfied with standing sponsor to that little monster of iniquity, the Piesident presented to the Assembly its twin, saying: "Wo are not fighting for a greater sphere of power, the enlargement of our Empire, or baso commercial profit, but to defend our homes and families/' It was possible to tight tho Krupp gun, but it was impossible to do anything but lift up your hands in wonder at the Krupp lie. If England had wanted war and Germany only peace, they hod each adopted ingeniously stupid methods to attain their ends. While England had reduced her insignificant but not "contemptible" army by 30,000. Germany had increased hers by leaps and hounds. If that strong but modest Fieiel-marshal of whom now a whole Empire was so proud had been listened to in a day gone by there would have been no war. About the final result ho had,' no more misgivings titan he had about the sacred character of the cause in which they wero engaged. There was a widespread belief among the British forces that their fight was a crusade out of which would come victoiy. with lasting peace and blessing to civilisation.

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FATHER VAUGHAN ON THE "KRUPP" LIE., Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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FATHER VAUGHAN ON THE "KRUPP" LIE. Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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