England & Germany by Austin Harrison

By Austin Harrison

Letters written via the writer for The Observer newspaper concerning the country of Europe.

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The King has become a nightmare to the whole German - speaking race. The Hague Conference was regarded as one of the most diabolical plots ever conceived to entrap and ruin a nation. This The is no hyperbole, but sober fact. Germany caused by the new in crisis solid, "international physiognomy" is, I repeat, At the present real, profound, and universal. moment there is a welcome detente in the situation, but the ingredients of the crisis remain. All the Foreign Offices of Europe are perfectly aware, as is our own, that it was not so much the travelling policy of the King as Sir Henry's disarmament proposal and his article in support of it April produced in Germany not crisis, but a serious official war shall treat that special article ; which last merely a scare.

All the Foreign Offices of Europe are perfectly aware, as is our own, that it was not so much the travelling policy of the King as Sir Henry's disarmament proposal and his article in support of it April produced in Germany not crisis, but a serious official war shall treat that special article ; which last merely a scare. I matter subsequently in a for the present I will only German Foreign Office until Henry made his recent speech, which state that the Sir fortunately cleared the air that the proposal was a isolate Germany honestly believed plot to at the Conference, and, by deep-laid roping her in with a network of Powers in THE APRIL WAR SCARE intelligent collusion with before place matum England, thus to a disarmament Germany 21 ulti- of peace as the only alternative to war.

I have been accused by friends who, alas wittingly and two clarification guilty ; neither many esteemed know German nor of writing incendiary articles Germany between ! is maliciously stirring great kindred incendiarism, up nations. then I and strife If plead but here I wish to say that on the question of disarmament I entirely sympathise GERMANY AND THE HAGUE in with our German friends. " it simple and logical " world's record bucEngland, the enough. caneer" Power, has attained by force, enter- Their argument is and audacity to her "natural" boundaries, and, herself an island, feels at last content with prise, the greatest Empire the world has ever seen, securely protected by a Navy which, at the be admitted to be invincible.

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