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100 years ago: A ‘Kalendar of Kultur’

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22 September 2017

September 21st, 1917.

IT IS from a sense of duty that we comply with the request of the National War Aims Committee and call attention to its publications. We have received fifteen of its pamphlets and leaflets, some of them reprints of speeches by the Prime Minister, Sir William Robertson, and President Wilson, which everybody should re-read, and a “Kalendar of Kultur”, which contains a record of German atrocities, with dates, between August 4, 1914, and August 21, 1917. Every household should possess the Kalendar, that its inmates may keep before their minds the unforgivable crimes of the Germans until they are repented of. The dates of the sinking of the Lusitania, the Sussex, and the hospital ship Portugal; of the execution of Miss Cavell and Captain Fryatt; and of the “scientific bombardment” of French hospitals in three distinct and deliberate raids ought to be fixed in the people’s memories until reparation has been made. The Kalendar, we are informed, contains only a few samples of the fruits of kultur, but they are enough to show what it is like. The National War Aims Committee has for its presidents the Prime Minister, Mr Asquith, Mr Bonar Law and Mr Barnes. Anyone who desires to obtain its publications, which appear to be given away gratis, should apply to the secretary at its offices, St Stephen’s Chambers, 12, Downing-street S.W.1.

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