1920s >> 1921 >> no-204-august-1921

Fools or Liars?

A great London daily comes out with the sensational headlines “New British Navy.” “Grand Fleet Obsolete.” In a following paragraph it proceeds:

”The Grand Fleet is practically obsolete. There are under construction whole battle fleets of ships incomparably more powerful than anything afloat at the Battle of Jutland. In face of the shattering fire of such ships, all of earlier design are liable to instant destruction. Japan has eight under construction, and is voting four more, and by 1925 America will have 12 of these supreme engines of war.”

Such men as Liar George, who urged men to their doom with cry that the war was a war to end war, might be asked by some of their dupes who have survived, if they were liars or fools when they made that statement.

A. E. Jacomb