Now It Can Be Told

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Author: Philip Gibbs
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 184,175 / 523 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 1,868
mnybks.net#: 2840
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, History

In this book I have written about some aspects of the war which, I believe, the world must know and remember, not only as a memorial of men's courage in tragic years, but as a warning of what will happen again--surely--if a heritage of evil and of folly is not cut out of the hearts of peoples. Here it is the reality of modern warfare not only as it appears to British soldiers, of whom I can tell, but to soldiers on all the fronts where conditions were the same.

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When Germany threw down her challenge to Russia and France, and England knew that her Imperial power would be one of the prizes of German victory (the common people did not think this, at first, but saw only the outrage to Belgium, a brutal attack on civilization, and a glorious adventure), some newspaper correspondents were sent out from London to report the proceedings, and I was one of them.

We went in civilian clothes without military passports--the War Office was not giving any--with bags of money which might be necessary for the hire of motor-cars, hotel life, and the bribery of doorkeepers in the antechambers of war, as some of us had gone to the Balkan War, and others. The Old Guard of war correspondents besieged the War Office for official recognition and were insulted day after day by junior staff-officers who knew that "K" hated these men and thought the press ought to be throttled in time of war; or they were beguiled into false hopes by officials who hoped to go

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2014.04.07
KaCee
*****

This is a horrible tragic story; one that had to be told, one that needs to be read, one that has to be discussed and one you will never forget.

2010.09.04
john Dawe
*****

The best War(anti)book I have ever read.

As a 65 y.o.ex war veteran, & avid History reader, I am so glad to have found this wonderful book. It explains so much more than the actual horrific War, rather the sad Nature of Man, the way we are doomed to repeat our tragic mistakes.

Should be compulsory reading in all languages, & a PASS/FAIL topic for aspiring Politicians.


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