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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 xm CONCLUSION I now led the reader through the labyrinth of the boche intrigues and conspiracies of which Panama was the centre from 1888 to 1903, that is during fourteen solid years. When a child of eleven years I witnessed, with teeth set and fists clinched, the collapse of France in 1870-71.
Destiny made this child, fifteen years later, to be the chief engineer of the Panama Canal. During the thirty-four years whieh lapsed from 1885 to 1914 two ambitions filled my brain and my heart. What I desired far more than any other material or moral satisfaction was, first, to see the immortal creation of the French genius at Panama finally completed for the utility and the service of civilization; second, to see France washing the slate of history with Prussian blood, and writing-with her own in luminous letters-the date of her triumph. I always lived with the hope that I should see HAVE 260 The Great Adventure of Panama 261 the second phase opened soon after the completion of the first. By an extraordinary coincidence the glorious war of 1914 began on the very same day that the first ocean steamer passed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, across the Central American Cordillera. I was on that steamer, the Cristobal, on the Srd of August, 1914.
The acclamations of those who saluted the conclusion of the greatest marvel of the Old and of the New World seemed to me as the distant echo of the roar of the guns defending the holy soil of France against her vile invader. The simultaneity of these two parallel ambitions has led me naturally to observe connections between the two orders of facts which escaped other peoples attention.
I could see distinctly the thin and dissimulated threads which linked the German conspirators and the Panama problem through the political events of France, of the United States, of Colombia, and of Venezuela. The Battle of Verdun has brushed off my right leg from above the knee, but as Stephane Lauzanne wrote me, it has left intact m...





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