Excerpt from What Germany Wants During the preparation of this book the writer received from his uncle, a veteran army officer living in Dresden, a brief te containing the following laconic record: I793, your great grandfather at Kostheim. 1815, your grandfather at Liegnitz. 1870, myself - all severely wounded by French bullets. 1914, my son, captain in the 6th Regiment of Dragoons. Four generations obliged to fight the French! When the writer turns to his American friends of French descent, he finds there similar records, and often even greater sorrow, for death has come to many of them. In Europe their families and his have looked upon each other as enemies for generations, while a few years in the clarifying atmosphere of America have made friends of former Frenchmen, Germans, Russians, and Englishmen. 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.