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Above the Battle
for France rather sympathy and compassion than animosity, and who are even constrained to distinguish between the people and the Govern- ment of Russia, have vowed eternal hatred against England. Hasse England has become their Delenda Carthago. The most moderate declare that the struggle cannot be ended ex- cept by the destruction of the Seeherrschaft (naval supremacy) of Britain. And Great Britain is not less determined to continue the conflict until German militarism has been totally eradi- cated. Yet it is precisely between these two nations that the noblest bonds of mutual assist- ance for the misfortunes of the enemy have been formed and maintained.
Two days after the declaration of war there was founded in London, with the support of such well-known persons as the Archbishop of Canter- bury, J. Allen-Baker, M.P., the Right-Hon. W. H. Dickinson, M.P., Lord and Lady Courtney of Penwith, the Emergency Committee for the Assist- ance of Germans ', Austrians, and Hungarians in Distress. This work, which affects a large part of England, consists in paying the repatriation expenses of destitute civilians, of accompanying German women and girls on their return jour- ney, of securing hospitality in families for poor