War and Peace

  title={War and Peace},
  author={Frank Moore},
THE turmoil which has shaken the civilised world to its foundations since August,. 1914, ceased with the signing of the armistice with Germany on Monday, November 11. A war which was deliberately provoked by advocates of brute force as a quick means of profitable aggrandisement has ended in the triumph of free nations allied against them: Freed from the incubus of the sabre-rattling military aristocracy of Prussia, and from the arrogance of an Emperor obsessed with the lust of conquest, the… 

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