Much discussion by a Target committee had preceded the decision to make Hiroshima the first target. Kyoto was also considered but its unrivalled beauty ruled it out.
The treaties of Protection, Tarriff and Taxation that England made with France and Russia, were designed to check and punish the German nation in advance, as if they had not already woken from, and could not be drugged back into their centuries of productive peace in their wine and beer, their poetry, their theology.
Afterall that was achieved by British attempt at playing world policeman against Germany, and to forward their own sometimes doubtful if not corrupt advantage, was too annoy Germany, to infuriate the Germans in their rising and pride, first to the point of anger, and then, to mushroom out of its darker shadow side, into the militating attitudes of chauvinism, added to which came the arming of itself with the ruthless politics and the progressively modern technologies of violence.
An aggrieved and militaristic social climate is anathema to some natures, as it is anathema to many beliefs.
One thing many objected to was the compulsory military service brought in under the militaristic and Prussian mindset of the time after the Unification.
Many young men left Germany, or Austria, before it ever came to war. They were set Against the Militarism and the Martial Chauvinism of their time. They left anti the War, before the War, realising early on what it was that was likely to come.
Many did not want to participate as conscripts under a militaristic regime, and choose to flee, refugees from what they saw as the oppression on an attitudinal pressure-peerage. Young men trickled out through the ports of Germany and Belgium.
Two World Wars where Germany - and Germans - were the enemy - saw them permantly estranged from both their people and their heritage. Instead of the earlier pattern of the majority of settlers arriving in families, young single men The boy photograghic essay to arrive, young men who were at odds with the increasing militarisation of their Fatherland, and also often at odds with the Rampant Chauvinisation of German Social Life.
He said, and they went, some went very far away, and not where he expected. Many of these young men were also avoiding military service, but the sacrifice they made for their principles was also to be distanced, even disenfranchised and disowned by their families in Germany.
And often, then persecuted as Enemy Aliens in Australia.
The Killisch Von Horn children were: Antonie Maria Susannah Buln Buln; 2. Gertrude Else Antoinette Buln Buln; 3. Erich Ernst Arnold b. While he was in West Gippsland he stood as a local councillor for the North Riding in Warragul, where he took his turn as Shire President. He was reknown for his great generosity in many public endowments.
But, he lived saddened, even mortified, by the enmity and hardness of both sides in whole period of the Two World Wars, wars he lived to rue as a great and personal tragedy. This is instanced in the feeling of self-protective and self defensive necessity ahead of any oncoming persecution here evinced in the content of the letter Erich Killisch von Horn wrote and sent to THE ARGUS Newspaper in Melbourne, as published on Tuesday 18 May My friends know me to be what I am - as loyal to the throne of England as any of her subjects - but, for those who do not know me, may I shortly state the following facts.
For 30 years I have lived in this country during which time I have had no dealings beyond it, or with those who were not of it. I was naturalised in and again upon the foundation of the Commonwealth.
I have endeavoured, in a practical way to show my sympathy for Belguim in her distress and have given my whole-hearted support as a loyal British subject to the efforts being made to render assistance to or furnished comforts for our Allies in the field.
Although such principle action led him into great personal sacrifice and cultural mortification and loss, men like him acted for a noble sense of an integrity that shaped the peace of Australia. They effect may be far more significant that has yet been told.
They left a lasting legacy of integrity and quiet noble purpose that has been hid from historical memory as from sight and from the Australian consciousnes too long Hermann Theodor Killisch Von Horn pictured in all the glory of his Financial Newspaper.
Erich Killisch Von Horn and his wife had six Australian children, at least two of whom died in infancy. He raised his children to be articulate, and with a mentality that was neither militaristic, nor cowardly. The Courage and nobility of his thought was passed on to his children and the following essay shows that he not only rejected the selfishness behind the militarism of his fatherland, he was willing eager to encourage a stand against it.
This might be why his family in German cut him out of all acknowledgement. The following essays, were awarded first prize in their respective classes at the recent Ringwood Show: True patriotism is based upon the love of all that makes home dear, with the addition of gratitude for all the gifts conferred upon us by membership of a great Empire.
Because it is the duty of every man to do whatever he can to help on the cause of Right, and though we are no doubt biassed in favor of our own country, yet most of the civilized nations among the neutrals admit that this war has been deliberately forced on us by Germany for her own purposes, and that her professed ideals are selfish in the extreme.
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