"MUST BE CRUSHED"
FAGLAND'S F,\TH. Tho <>'. o>'!!'].in idrvif; is ?rt out- in an arlii'lc liv Yiee-Adinirnl Kirchhoff, :i. ]iromtn» ut writi'i - on n;iv;il afl'ahv, mihlishcd in a reieiii ]>:','■• of ii ; ,. 'lhnvni:rp<T FivmdenM.iU.' T'ii> "eii'ituied" 0, mmo w, : tes : "The splendid end ni_' v;■ f• ■rics rf our a. mips in nil dhvi ii. .11 ~. whin n;:\t' a' ready done re it-': t< 'lrar :it> ihr •■'!-■;;■:•!;:! ;-iti,aliiM], Law aiuu n •• 10 <ii: ,:ii.-siou a; ;o the tmnl object and the final aim of tlvwar. That. France has to 1-a henten. hm not to be wiped out as a hL'hly riilinro-l r.a'inn. that w • vnift oven t>y to he en good terms with F ranee, in the futiu<\ v.'i:! ho admits.- 1 hy jini'-tualh" ovr-rvhorly. It is also admitted that our enein:e<-, in tho Kfl. l t, who have to seel; in lv,;ro]>a. must he thoroutrldy he.den. so a/ 10 make it impossible t'or them ever to make ifr against, vjs acrain. Tint now 11/ iras? to tho eoiitrarts and hep' w 1 • !i<or;ntcr a
vast diifereiue of <.jiillnji■ be.au.-v ;i nam ber of new spuprrs MaS- that to do awa; with Tsarisin and l Panslavism wonM b equal to eiiKurinu' a peace, equal ii maintaining hL-h enltur.'. and so on. Tlii 3; nub* a mistaken in■:nt of \ :cw. ami w must do all in our pouer in conv. t- it Let us hear in mind, tir-i and forene th;it wo have to defeat aurl •i'.;:-h abso lutoly tho perfidious Aibn 11. the : pernicious of all political enemies, who.---policy for eonturie> ha- b.-ci full of mi iiiii£ and periidy ; subdue, ijor to Mich, a extent that her inlluenee ;dl over th iu-r!d is broken for ev- r. To subdue Eru.J.'ind is our main task; so nduee her n flnenre would be a ble-i-iu-; to the cult inof the whole of l 1.0 world. KiiL'iei-d inn not be allowed 10 keep lhe influential po.-i
| t.ion which she, has held up to the present, i The ftrr* flops to destroy In r harmfui hi | flue-nee in every direct ion he.vo already 1 been taken, and there are a number <>; S ways to destroy our powerful opponent ■on the other side of the North Sea at any i cost—ways and means wim !i need not ad ;be taken simultaneously. T!ir task is no! ;an easy one, but. it is a tuck worth ah | the sacrifice it will demand. | “ Knttland must be enish- d : but is this | possible"; Indeed it i-l .N o\ m bare In -. 1 fahe-hood. and emming during years o', ; peace been sueem-mi. .Never iia.- tur- not id scon so clearly what the so-.•■idled fair play I of Old England really amounts to .as at the 1 present motm nt. it is .as. though .at last ! the mask has been torn away from the. tace lof tho hypocrite. Nobody tin d be in ' doubt as to wb.lt state tho -.'.odd would be in if barbarous .Russia. vain Franeo. and bcttial yorvia and He!, linn were to lie victorious! Uui the heavy (ic, man and Am p-iaii blows have de.sti oycd this phantom : Geima.u military .and maritime tones are how ready in the North d.-a and on llm coast, of the Channel to throw themselves on England and to di.stroy it by all mums at limit- disposal--by waiter, m the air, and on land, as well as by the forces of gold .and economies, And Germany, who 1 1,, ra V a • lv-r(. or a long rtnmgle, j« going to accomplish tins, .and we chall not r.vt until we gained our object.”
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"MUST BE CRUSHED", Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914
"MUST BE CRUSHED" Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914
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