Belgium Neutral and Loyal: The War of 1914

Belgium Neutral and Loyal: The War of 1914

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Belgium Neutral and Loyal: The War of 1914

Belgium Neutral and Loyal: The War of 1914

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"Truth must constantly be restated, for falsehood never ceases to whisper in our ears, and works not through individuals but through masses."

Goethe: "Conversations with Eckermann."

When unjust accusations are made against the honour of any one who is dear to us, when doubts are thrown on his honesty and his loyalty is questioned, we are carried away by an irrepressible feeling of sorrow and anger. And if he undergoes moral suffering at the same time that he is overwhelmed by other misfortunes, our souls are wrung with such anguish that it seems worth any effort to hasten the work of reparation.

These are the feelings of every Belgian to-day on the subject of his country.

That country has been given up to the devastation and outrages of war. The confidence which she placed in solemn promises has been betrayed. There is no torture to which she has not been subjected. Now charges are made against her loyalty and she . . .

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