Excerpt from Capture in War on Land and Sea The appeal made by the valuable work of Dr. Wehberg to British readers may be said to direct itself mainly to one of the two great classes into which, as regards military matters, they may be roughly divided. On one side is the multitude, still lamentably large, whose reflection on the problem of militarism begins and ends in sheer pride in the parade of power. Such minds have a brilliant exponent in Mr. Rudyard Kipling, whose zest in all the paraphernalia as well as the psychology of carnage is such that the hope of international peace appears to be for him, as for Von Moltke, t even a beautiful dream. To such intelligences, the life of training for slaughter is the lordliest life on earth ; and the spectacle of drilled hosts and monstrous fleets is a source of keener pleasure than they can derive from any ideal of a reign of peace and reason. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.