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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 ноя 1874 - 24 янв 1965) The world crisis (1923)

CHAPTER X
THE MOBILISATION OF THE NAVY

July 31 -August 4

The meteor flag of England
Shall yet terrific burn;
Till danger's troubled night depart,
And the star of peace return.'
Campbell.

Once more now in the march of centuries Old England was to stand forth in battle against the mightiest thrones and dominations. Once more in defence of the liberties of Europe and the common right must she enter upon a voyage of great toil and hazard across waters uncharted, towards coasts unknown, guided only by the stars. Once more 'the far-off line of storm-beaten ships' was to stand between the Conti-nental Tyrant and the dominion of the world.

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