Foreign News: Lord Kitchener

In June, 1916, the British cruiser Hampshire struck a mine and the British Commonwealth suffered the loss of Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl Kitchener of Khartum, "the greatest soldier-statesman of the century."

In London, last week, a book by one V. W. Germains, entitled The Truth About Kitchener, was published. In it appears a letter by no less a person than Germany's faded star, General Erich von Ludendorff. Writing to the author, General Ludendorff first apostrophised the late Field Marshal, then proceeded:

"His mysterious death was the work neither of a German mine nor a German torpedo, but of the power which...

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