Thursday, November 13, 2014

Landsdowne on the Great War

William James Topley: The Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor General of CanadaTwo years shot of a century ago today, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, former Governor General of Canada and Viceroy of India, expressed disagreement with the Allied war effort. About a year later, he wrote (according to the History Channel):

[The] prolongation [of the war] will spell ruin for the civilized world, and an infinite addition to the load of human suffering which already weighs upon it[...]

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