Falsehood in War-Time, Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated throughout …

PONSONBY, Arthur. Falsehood in War-Time, Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated throughout the Nations during the Great War.

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PONSONBY, Arthur. Falsehood in War-Time, Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated throughout the Nations during the Great War. London, Allen & Unwin, [1940].

8vo. Original printed boards, pp. 192; apart from light dusting to binding, and ownership inscription inside front cover, a very good copy.
Later printing (first, 1928). Never out of date this book ends with the sentence : 'Is further proof needed that international war is a monster born of hypocrisy, fed on falsehood, fattened on humbug, kept alive by superstition, directed to the death and torture of millions, succeeding in no high purpose, degrading to humanity, endangering civilization and bringing forth in its travail a hideaous brood of strife, conflict and war, more war? Yet statesmen still hesitate to draw the sword of their wits to destroy it'. Three months after the printing of this book Ponsonby resigned from the Labour Party as protest against the decision to join the new coalition government of Winston Churchill.

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