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98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds

The purpose of this present book is to show that the German invasion was not limited to the United States, that the Boche insidious conspiracies are and were always built up in all the countries of the earth; that in these conspiracies a constant use is made of the internal strifes about purely domestic affairs in order to prepare the ways of German military aggressions.

Tipo de documento: Libro - Book

Palabras clave: Boche conspiracies, Panama Canal, Canal de Panamá, Historia de Colombia, Siglo XX, Historia política

Temática: 9 Geografía e Historia - History and geography 98 Historia general de América del Sur - History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds





Fuente: http://www.bdigital.unal.edu.co


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The Great A dventure of Panama CHAPTER I The Tools of Victory OF COURSE most people will think that the main cause of the Allies victory was the heroism displayed by their troops on French soil.
Others will put on the same plane the elastic plasticity of America.
England.
and France promptly adapting their physical and spiritual resources to the unexpected necessities of the war.
It goes without saying that these two great moral and intellectual factors played the master part in the drama. But.
alone, they would have been insufficient. Outside of heroism Victory needed certain tools without which the most admirable outbursts of patriotism and of the spirit of sacrifice would have been in vain. ·Weare living in a mechanical age in which the inventions of the engineer enormously extend the scope of mans action.
However great and noble 3 4 The Great Adventure of Panama may be the share of the soldiers spirit in the result of the battle, it may be stated that it is only a small fraction of the part played by certain mechanisms, by what may be termed the -Tools of Victory.- THE -75- WHIPS THE GERMAN :aUCHINE GUN The principal tool that the Prussians had prepared to finish in 1914 the conquest of Europe, which they had begun in 1619, was the machine gUll. To this deadly weapon they had assigned the task of wiping out the unprepared French legions.
They relied on it to open to the triumphant Kaiser the highroad nach Paris, within a couple of weeks from the opening of hostilities. The first clash between German and French troops entirely justified the hopes laid on the machine guns.
In Alsace, in Lorraine, in Belgiumat Charleroi and at .Mons-the French regiments were mown down as hay by a mowing machine. The perfection of the new weapon was equal to the perfection of the method with which it was employed in order to obtain the highest efficiency. On certain battlefields one could see dead French soldiers fallen in regular alignments, to all appearance as i...






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