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The Spectator’s peace terms, 1916

If ‘Never again’ is the object of the war, it must also be the object of the peace

16 July 2016

9:00 AM

16 July 2016

9:00 AM

From ‘Terms of peace’, The Spectator, 15 July 1916: As the man in the street might say, ‘The Allies are not going to give the Germans a chance to come at us a second time. Never again! is our motto.’ And if this is the object of the war, it will also be the object of the peace. We shall not dictate peace terms which will lead to the destruction of the German people or any section of them, or to any annexations of true German provinces; but we shall, as far as lies in our power, see to it that such a structure of government as that presented by militarist Germany is an impossibility for the future.

 


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