This Week’s War: 133

“Our armies, if they are to conquer, must not only be supported by all the material power of their peoples; they must also have the consciousness of all the unknown virtues, all the inflexible hopes, all the fervent prayers of the grown men, of the aged, of the women, and of the children who are behind them”.

Emile Cammaerts, To the Men Behind the Armies: An Address delivered on February 18, 1917, as the Aeolian Hall, at a meeting of the Fight for Right Movement [S/D525 (P.C 208)].

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