Above the Battle

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Author: Romain Rolland
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,220 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.6
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,800
Added to site: 2010.06.13
mnybks.net#: 28122
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, History
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Louvain is now no more than a heap of ashes--Louvain with its treasures of art and of science, the sacred town! What are you, then, Hauptmann, and by what name do you want us to call you now, since you repudiate the title of barbarians? Are you the grandsons of Goethe or of Attila? Are you making war on enemies or on the human spirit? Kill men if you like, but respect masterpieces. They are the patrimony of the human race. You, like all the rest of us, are its depositories; in pillaging it, as you do, you show yourselves unworthy of our great heritage, unworthy to take your place in that little European army which is civilization's guard of honor.

It is not to the opinion of the rest of the world that I address myself in challenging you, Hauptmann. In the name of our Europe, of which you have hitherto been one of the most illustrious champions, in the name of that civilization for which the greatest of men have striven all down the ages, in the name of the very honor of your Germanic race, Gerhart Haup

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