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New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915

April-September, 1915

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Author: Various Authors
Co-author: New York Times
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,085 / 377 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.9
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,005
Added to site: 2005.03.28
mnybks.net#: 10107
Genre: History
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ion from the Imperial German Embassy at Washington addressed to the people of the United States through the newspapers, but only for the purpose of pointing out that no warning that an unlawful and inhumane act will be committed can possibly be accepted as an excuse or palliation for that act or as an abatement of the responsibility for its commission.

Long acquainted as this Government has been with the character of the Imperial Government, and with the high principles of equity by which they have in the past been actuated and guided, the Government of the United States cannot believe that the commanders of the vessels which committed these acts of lawlessness did so except under a misapprehension of the orders issued by the Imperial German naval authorities. It takes it for granted that, at least within the practical possibilities of every such case, the commanders even of submarines were expected to do nothing that would involve the lives of noncombatants or the safety of neutral ships, even at the cost

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