By Nevil Shute
Nevil Shute’s so much liked novel, a story of affection and battle, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle in the course of global struggle II to the rugged Australian outback.
Jean Paget, a tender Englishwoman dwelling in Malaya, is captured by way of the invading eastern and compelled on a brutal seven-month demise march with dozens of different girls and kids. many years after the warfare, Jean is again in England, the nightmare at the back of her. even though, an unforeseen inheritance evokes her to come back to Malaya to offer whatever again to the villagers who stored her existence. however it seems that they've a present for her in addition: the scoop that the younger Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his existence to assist the ladies, had miraculously survived. Jean’s look for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost referred to as Willstown, the place she reveals a problem that might draw on the entire resourcefulness and spirit that carried her via her war-time ordeals.
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For democracy” was in danger of appearing as nothing more than what the Bolsheviks accused it of being: a greedy scramble for spoils. WILSON’S FOURTEEN POINTS In early January 1918, following the publication of these secret treaties, Wilson went before a special joint session of Congress to lay out what he saw as the Allies’ chief objectives in the war, and even more importantly, for the peace to follow. Dubbed the “Fourteen Points Speech” for the number of headings under which Wilson itemized his plan for a just and lasting peace, the address would become one of the most famous A War to End All Wars President Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech before a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1918, almost a year before the armistice.
According to the Treaty of Versailles, Germany’s armed forces were to be strictly limited and its army was not allowed to have tanks, among other armaments. and Orlando wanted the vessels to be distributed among the major Allied countries. ”4 That the voluntary international disarmament that the treaty optimistically claimed would follow in the wake of German disarmament never, in fact, occurred would prove a source of resentment among Germans for many years to come. THE CONTROVERSY OVER REPARATIONS: “MAKING GERMANY PAY” Throughout the spring of 1919, the financial settlement with Germany remained a source of contention within the Council of Four.
During the treaty negotiations, Clemenceau took a hard line with Germany and its allies. ”3 Adding insult to injury, during the final days of the war, retreating German troops devastated France’s most industrialized region and the source of most of its coal and iron ore, the Northeast. The Germans flooded mines, tore up railroad tracks, dynamited bridges and factories, and razed entire villages. Any just peace, Clemenceau was convinced, would require Berlin to compensate the French people for the terrible damage its armies had inflicted on their country.