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British Fighter Units - Western Front 1917-1918 by Alex Revell

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By Alex Revell

This booklet lines the wrestle historical past of British fighter devices. significant airplane forms are all coated, and their missions specified. airplane markings and aircrew uniforms are proven in complete color illustrations.

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If there was “any meaning to the words ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in international matters,” Roosevelt declared, the invasion of Belgium was wrong. But he admitted that in the past other great powers, including the United States, had carried out similar outrages when they thought national self-preservation was at stake. ” For an example he used German General Friedrich von Bernhardi’s assertion that even in peacetime, if there was no other means of defending one’s self against a superior force, it was advisable to attack the enemy by submarine with torpedoes.

If there was “any meaning to the words ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in international matters,” Roosevelt declared, the invasion of Belgium was wrong. But he admitted that in the past other great powers, including the United States, had carried out similar outrages when they thought national self-preservation was at stake. ” For an example he used German General Friedrich von Bernhardi’s assertion that even in peacetime, if there was no other means of defending one’s self against a superior force, it was advisable to attack the enemy by submarine with torpedoes.

Bryan’s innovation was to have the signatories agree to submit all disputes, including those concerning vital national interests, to an international commission for investigation. The parties also agreed not to resort to hostilities for up to a year while the commission deliberated. Because the system had no enforcement power save international opinion, and because it covered “vital national interests,” Roosevelt believed that, though it might be convenient for nations to sign them, in the real world of international politics no self-respecting country could possibly take any such agreements seriously.

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