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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 Adventure of Panama 93 At all events before the sacrifice, before the solution of despair I showed in advance as far back as 1892, I shall have established for contemporary history the balance sheet of this tragedy of mendacity and calumny. I shall have fixed the figure of the ransom that the country is paying to its victorious internal enemq; to the parricidal son uho stabs the countrys great men and sets fire to the structures their genius has erectedfor her glory and her welfare; to the traitor who, during the battle, sows panic in rear of the army and by [oleehood and slander prevents a· rally so that the true cause of the rout may not be exposed and so that he may draw an infanwus profit from the ruins he has brought about. I have said my say. P. BUNAU-VARILLA. I published these two appeals to the belief in truth, to the contempt for calumny, to the energy of creation of my compatriots, the first on the ~5th of April, the second on the 10th of May, 1901.
I refused to contemplate asking- the hospitality of any paper.
I went to an advertising agent and requested him to pay for the publicity.
It cost me $~1,559. This figure, better than any demonstration, shows that it was the knowledge of a grave danger for France that inspired my acts.
Here is an important sum which could never be repaid to me . - 94 The Great Adventure of Panama by anybody under any form.
It was spent for no personal business purpose.
It was therefore a sacrifice prompted solely by what I considered the importance to France of seeing the Panama enterprise rescued from the marsh of infamy and degradation into which calumny had made it sink. This shows materially how convinced I was that France, through the situation thus created, was exposed to the risk of losing the moral equilibrium necessary in case of a German attack. CONSEQUENCES OF THE AMERICAN ADOPTION When I wrote these appeals I desired, above all things, the completion of the Canal, because I thought that it w...






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