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The Drama of Three Hundred & Sixty-Five Days; Scenes in the Great War (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
The Drama of Three Hundred & Sixty-Five Days; Scenes in the Great War (Paperback): Hall Caine
The Drama of Three Hundred & Sixty-Five Days; Scenes in the Great War (Paperback): Hall Caine

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The Drama of Three Hundred & Sixty-Five Days; Scenes in the Great War (Paperback)

Hall Caine

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Excerpt: ... THE NEW SCARLET LETTER It is brave in a man to face death on the battlefield, instantaneous death, or, what is worse, death after long suffering, after lying between trenches, perhaps, on the " noman's ground" which neither friend nor foe can reach, grasping the earth in agony, seeing the dark night coming on, and then dying in the cold shiver of the dawn. Yes, it is brave in a man to face death like that. But perhaps it is even braver in a woman to face life, with three or four fatherless children to provide for, on nothing but the charity of the State. Then battle is in the blood of man, and the heroic part falls to him by right, but it is not in the blood of woman, who shrinks from it and loathes it, and yet such is her nature, the fine and subtle mystery of it, that she flies to the scene of suffering with a bravery which far out-strips that of the man-at-arms. On the breasts that have borne tens of thousands of the sons who have fallen in this war the Red Cross is now enshrined. It is the new scarlet letter--the badge not of shame, but glory. And "through the rolling of the drums" and the thundering of the guns a voice comes to us in this year of service and sacrifice whose message no one can mistake. Woman, who faces death every time she brings a man-child into the world, must henceforth know what is to be done with him. It is her right, her natural right, and the part she has taken in this war has proved it. AND . . . AFTER? Such is the drama of the war as I have seen it. How far it has gone, when it will close and the curtain fall on it none of us can say. With five millions already dead, twice as many wounded, one kingdom in ruins, another desolate from disease, the larger part of Europe under arms, civil life paralysed, social existence overshadowed by a mourning that ente...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Hall Caine
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-53989-2
Barcode: 9781151539892
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-53989-9

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