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3

 written in top margin 

I want a copy of these & the

Pencil Makes the best copy 


These will be very usefull  useful  to Russia once the  they  reach

here. Last week I saw the wing of an aeroplane

(a new one) going down Darby St a small matter

but an indication of how the wind blows.

England's weakness & (her Allies also.) has been her

lack of preparations. Germany's strength her complete

preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable

& which she undertook at a time she considered

most favourable to herself & for which she had

organized all her resources in a most systematic

& businesslike manner. Still I believe that she

received a check which will eventually prove fatal

when she had to turn back from Paris to her

present position.

There are a great number of apparent failures on

our own side which I believe have tended to prolong

the struggle & which will doubtless form the subject

of an enquiry at a later date with the inevitable

result viz. a serious effort on the part of those concerned

to shift the responsibility on other shoulders & to

whitewash those who if justice was done only

deserve punishment.

When one considers that a vast number of permanent

officials have for years been drawing big salaries

for purely nominal services it does not seem unreasonable

to have expected that they would have formulated

plans & projects for mobilizing the resources of this

country & our allies in the shortest time possible

to enable us to carry on this war (which for years

has been expected) with the least possible

 

 

 

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3

 written in top margin 

I want a copy of these & the

Pencil Makes the best copy 


These will be very usefull  useful  to Russia once the  they  reach

here. Last week I saw the wing of an aeroplane

(a new one) going down Darby St a small matter

but an indication of how the wind blows.

England's weakness & (her Allies also.) has been her

lack of preparations. Germany's strength her complete

preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable

& which she undertook at a time she considered

most favourable to herself & for which she had

organized all her resources in a most systematic

& businesslike manner. Still I believe that she

received a check which will eventually prove fatal

when she had to turn back from Paris to her

present position.

There are a great number of apparent failures on

our own side which I believe have tended to prolong

the struggle & which will doubtless form the subject

of an enquiry at a later date with the inevitable

result viz. a serious effort on the part of those concerned

to shift the responsibility on other shoulders & to

whitewash those who if justice was done only

deserve punishment.

When one considers that a vast number of permanent

officials have for years been drawing big salaries

for purely nominal services it does not seem unreasonable

to have expected that they would have formulated

plans & projects for mobilizing the resources of this

country & our allies in the shortest time possible

to enable us to carry on this war (which for years

has been expected) with the least possible

 

 

 


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  • November 16, 2017 15:57:46 Thomas A. Lingner

    3

     written in top margin 

    I want a copy of these & the

    Pencil Makes the best copy 


    These will be very usefull  useful  to Russia once the  they  reach

    here. Last week I saw the wing of an aeroplane

    (a new one) going down Darby St a small matter

    but an indication of how the wind blows.

    England's weakness & (her Allies also.) has been her

    lack of preparations. Germany's strength her complete

    preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable

    & which she undertook at a time she considered

    most favourable to herself & for which she had

    organized all her resources in a most systematic

    & businesslike manner. Still I believe that she

    received a check which will eventually prove fatal

    when she had to turn back from Paris to her

    present position.

    There are a great number of apparent failures on

    our own side which I believe have tended to prolong

    the struggle & which will doubtless form the subject

    of an enquiry at a later date with the inevitable

    result viz. a serious effort on the part of those concerned

    to shift the responsibility on other shoulders & to

    whitewash those who if justice was done only

    deserve punishment.

    When one considers that a vast number of permanent

    officials have for years been drawing big salaries

    for purely nominal services it does not seem unreasonable

    to have expected that they would have formulated

    plans & projects for mobilizing the resources of this

    country & our allies in the shortest time possible

    to enable us to carry on this war (which for years

    has been expected) with the least possible

     

     

     

  • November 8, 2017 17:24:43 Thomas A. Lingner

    I want a copy of these & the

    Pencil Makes the best copy 

    These will be very usefull to Russia once the reach

    here Last week I saw the Wing of an Aeroplane

    (a new one) going down Darby  St a small matter

    but an indication of how the wind blows.

    Englands weakness & (her Allies also.) has been her

    lack of preparations. Germanys strength her complete

    preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable

    & which she undertook at a time she considered

    most favourable to herself & for which she had

    organized all her resources in a most systematic

    & businesslike manner. Still I believe that she

    received a check which will eventually prove fatal

    when she had to turn back from Paris to her

    present position.

    There are a great number of apparent failures on

    our own side which I believe have tended to prolong

    the struggle & which will doubtless form the subject

    of an enquiry at a later date with the inevitable

    result being a serious effort on the part of those concerned

    to shift the responsibility on these other shoulders & to

    whitewash those who if justice was done only

    deserve punishment.

    When one considers that a vast number of permanent

    officials have for years been drawing big salaries

    for purely nominal services it does not seem unreasonable

    to have expected that they would have formulated

    Plans & projects for mobilizing the resources of this

    country & our allies in the shortest time possible

    to enable us to carry on this war (which for years

    has been expected) with the least possible

     

     

     


  • November 8, 2017 17:08:30 Thomas A. Lingner

    I want a copy of these & the

    Pencil Makes the best copy 

    These will be very usefull to Russia once the reach

    here Last week I saw the Wing of an Aeroplane

    (a new one) going down Darby  St a small matter

    but an indication of how the wind blows.

    Englands weakness & (her Allies also.) has been her

    lack of preparations. Germanys strength her complete

    preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable

    & which she undertook at a time she considered

    most favourable to herself & for which she had

    organized all her resources in a most systematic

    & businesslike manner. Still I believe that she

    received a check which will eventually prove fatal

    when she had to turn back from Paris to her

    present position.

    There are a great number of apparent failures on

    our own side which I believe have tended to prolong

    the struggle & which will doubtless form the subject

    of an enquiry at a later date with the inevitable

    result being a serious effort on the part of those concerned

    to shift the responsibility on these other shoulders & 20

    whitewash those who if pushed was done only

    deserve punishment.

    When one considers that a vast number of government

    officials have for years been drawing by salaries

    for fairly nominal services it does not seem unreasonable

    to have expected that they would have formulated

    Plans & projects for mobilizing the resources of this

    country & our allies in the shortest time possible

    to enable us to carry on this war (which for years

    has been expected) with the least possible

     

     

     


  • January 19, 2017 23:36:29 Sue Bryant

    I want a copy of these & the

    Pence Makes the best copy 

    These will be very usefull to Russia once the reach

    here Last week I saw the Wing of an Aeroplane

    (a new one) going down Darby  St a small [mallir?]

    but an indication of how the wind blows.

    Englands weakness & (her Allies also.) has been her

    lack of preparations. Germanys strength here complete

    preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable

    & which she undertook at a time she considered

    most favourable to herself & for which she had

    organized all her resources in a most systemic

    & businesslike manner. Still I believe that she

    received a cheek which will eventually prove fatal

    when she had to turn back from Paris to her

    present position

    There are a great number of apparent failures on

    our own side which I believe have tended to prolong

    the struggle & which were doubtless from the subject

    of an enquiry at a Calin dail with the inevitable

    result try a serious effort in the apart of those concerned

    to shift the responsibility on these other shoulders & 20

    whitewash those who if pushed was done only

    deserve punishment.

    When one considers that a vast number of government

    officials have for years been drawing by salaries

    for fairly nominal services it does not seem unreasonable

    to have expected that they would have formulated

    Plans & projects for mobilizing the resources of this

    country & our allies in the shortest time possible

    to enable us to carry on this war (which for years

    has been expected) with the least possible

     

     

     


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    Bradford

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17084 / 196736
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
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Margaret Usher
License
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November 27, 1915
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