By Jack Goldstein
What age used to be the youngest soldier to obtain the Victoria go in the course of WWI? What function did tanks play within the clash? How a lot have been Germany ordered to pay in reparations after the war?
All those questions are spoke back during this interesting booklet containing over 100 evidence concerning the nice struggle. even if you're looking for info to incorporate in a undertaking or article, otherwise you are only attracted to checking out extra approximately this tragic interval in smooth heritage, it is a ideal addition to any bookshelf.
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And cutting some pious cross in the air ! If that be ‘ideal beauty,’ except for sugarwork, and the more elaborate kinds of gingerbread, what is real ugliness ? To say merely (with an architectonic trumpet-blast that cost two-millions), “ Good Christians, you observe well I am regardless of expense, and also of veracity, in every form 3 ” Too truly these poor Fine Arts have fallen mad ! The Fine Arts once divorcing themselves from truth, are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die, and get flown away with by the Devil, which latter is only the second-worst result for us.
The due mixture, of lascivious fire, will represent to him, brandishing their daggers, and rhythmically chanting and posturing, the Loves of Vishnu, Loves of Adonis, Death of Psyche, Barber of Seville, or whatever nonsense there may be, according to time or country : these are the kind of artists fit for such unfortunate stuffed stupefied Nawaub, in his hours of rumination ; upon these his hot heavy-laden eye may rest without abhorrence ; if with perceptible momentary satisfaction emerging from his bottomless ennui,-then victory and gold-purses to the artist; be such artist crowned with laurel or with parsley, and declared divine in presence of all men.
Commanded by the Eternal God to be performed, I should think, if it is true ! Do you not already, in your dim heads, know truths by the thousand; and yet, in your dead hearts, will you perform them by the ten, by the unit? New religion ! One last word with you on this rather con temptible subject. You say, The old ages had a noble belief about the world, and therefore were capable of a noble activity in the world. My friends, it is partly true : your Scepticism and Jesuitism, your ignoble no-belief, except what belief a beaver or judicious pig were capable of, is too undeniable : observe, however, that in this your fatal misery, there is action and reaction ; and do not confound the one with the other.
101 Amazing Facts About the First World War by Jack Goldstein