Truth and Travesty; An Analytical Study of the Reply of the Belgian Government to the German White Book, (“Die wolkerrechtwidrige Fuhrung des belgischen Volkskrieg”)

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Passelecq, Fernand (Director of the Belgian Documentary Bureau)

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Passelecq, Fernand (Director of the Belgian Documentary Bureau). Truth and Travesty; An Analytical Study of the Reply of the Belgian Government to the German White Book, (“Die wolkerrechtwidrige Fuhrung des belgischen Volkskrieg”). London: Sir J. Causton & Sons, Limited, 1916. First Edition, First Printing. pp. [1-3], 4-86. 12mo., measuring 4.7 ” x 7.2″. Stapled tan card covers. Charts, and tables. Faint ink stamp to the upper left corner of the title page, otherwise bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+ to near fine. Rare in commerce and in this condition. Stapled Wraps. A searing criticism, and renunciation of the German White Boook (“Die wolkerrechtwidrige Fuhrung des belgischen Volkskrieg”) wherein the German government of 1914 outlined their views for the causes for the outbreak of World War I. The Belgian response aimed to refute three distinct charges which were levelled against them by their German aggressors including: a) [that the] Belgian civil population opposed an irregular armed opposition to the German forces, and inflicted horrible injuries on German wounded”, b) “The Belgian government not only failed to do anything to prevent the “people’s war” (Volkskrieg) in contravention of international law, but even secretly encouraged and supported it, c) “The Beglian Commission of Inquiry published libels on the German armies.” (#1639) $95.00