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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





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CHAPTER II The encirclement of Germanys industry enemles by the dye romantic story of the adoption of the hydro-pneumatic brake for the -75- by France, and of the steel spring for the -77- by Germany is typically French.
Resourcefulness, quickness of decision, scientific spirit, cleverness of action, devotion to duty in the highest sense of the word, all that is to be found in the preceding lines. In those that follow we shall see, on the opposite, the French faults.
The incredible blindness of her administration, the complete lack of method, of system, and of initiative in a question of such capital importance is simply amazing.
All the advance which the French genius, the spirit of selfsacrifice of her first magistrate had given her, was almost reduced to naught by the incredible torpidity of her government. We have seen that the invention of Turpin had made it possible to fill the shells of the -75- THE 17 18 The Great Adventure of Panama with a high explosive, melinite.
France owed to the irradiating brains of her sons the possession of the best field gun and the best shell.
She entered the war, which was unchained in 1914 by the criminal ambition of the Teutonic Knights, with about 4,000 -75- guns.
She had some ammunition to begin with, but for the all-important melinite she had to get the greater part of her new supplies from sources outside of France.
It may seem beyond belief, but this source was-Germany! This seems incredible.
but it is a fact! The blindness of the French Administration, the deceiving songs of the pacifists as to the impossibility of a European war, had gradually led France to get engulfed in the methodic and devilish entanglement of the German dyestuff industry. HYPOCRISY OF TilE PEACEFUL DYE INDUSTRY The terrible situation in which France, as well as Great Britain and Russia, was placed by the lack of ammunitions after the earlier battles of the war is explained thus: -Who makes dyes to-day can to-morrow make high explosives-w...






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