Thursday, August 30, 2012

Archduke Karl appeals to army

August 30, 1916

Archduke Karl of Austria, heir to the throne, has issued the following appeal to his the Austrian army, reports the New York Times:

"Soldiers of war and comrades: You were told that another enemy has risen in the ranks of our adversaries, the Kingdom of Roumania. Your upright soldiers' sense will find adequate contempt for this dilatory assault.

"We have overcome during the last years many grave hours. We also will fight in the new combat with honor and loyalty to our oath sworn to the flags of our chief command.  God be with you."

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