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GERMAN HATRED OF ENGLAND.

A VIOLENT OUTBURST. "It is a fight between England and Gerninny to the hitter end, to the Inst German, it" need he. It is a war of annihiialioi; between these two countries aiifl nations. England h:is wanted it ; fo let it I).'. Wo want, no quarter from England; ivc shall give none. We shall r.ever ask Ei.gland for mercy, and shall extend no mercy to her. England, and K'nglaud alone, has brought or; this criminal war out of greed and envy to crush Germany, and now it, is death, destruction, and annihilation for one or other of the two nations. Tell your American people that, and gay that these words do not corns from a fanatic, but from a. qt.iet bu.-ine.=,s man who knows tho feeling of his people, who knows what is at stake in this titanic struggle* brought on by that criminal nation."

These words were, spoken to the Berlin cirrespondent of the New' York ' Sun' by Privy Councillor Witting, former burgomaster of IVsen. and president of the National Rank of Germany. Tho correspondent declares that. " the intensity of feeling, bordering on frenzy, with which tho usually democratic Witting spoke -was a, reve'ation to me." ''God, - ' exclaimed the German financier. " how we hate England ind the English, that nation of hypocrites and criminals, which. has brought this misery upon us and the world, and what for? For greed and envy —to crush tho German nan'on, because she found herself decad"nt, felt her dominance and domineering in the world endangered.'' Uerr Witting went on to give the correspondent the customary Assurance that the Germans - felt only pity and regret :W France," and to sey that "the feeling against Russia -was subsiding." whereas against Filmland then- wr* growingamoiig high and low tlie most fanatical liatred iinii contempt that one nation ever had towards another. "Tell America, not to he misled by peace, talk. Thero is not going to ho any peace. This will l<-o a long war. Wo are prepared for three yours--, and in the end it will develop into a. struggle between England and Germany. The. English are determined to destroy our Father-l.-.nd. We hitve accepted ihe challenge, and no Government would survive in Germany that attempted to make peace upon terms dictated by England. England is trying to turn the whole world against, us. They may kill us. but they will never conquer Germany." Tho next question dealt with was "the justification, for attacking England with Zeppelins.'' To this Hen- Witting replied: " The. English call us mad docs, against whom any weapons <^.l'. , justifiable. Tie' English are criminals. .Against them the use of Zeppelins needs no justification. The. sinking of three cruisers by a ."lisle German submarine ir, not the only -mprbe the English, will g.-l. Mark what I tell you. London will he nttitcked. Wo still have three million men to put into the field, and we are contidein. of winning. If we go down (lie world v.'iil long remember it."

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GERMAN HATRED OF ENGLAND., Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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GERMAN HATRED OF ENGLAND. Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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