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The Victory Song

Raemaekers, Louis, 1919, Chromolithograph
The Victory Song
The Victory Song
The Victory Song
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The Victory Song
"Chante, mon vieux! C'est un demi siecle que nous attendons ce moment."

"The Victory Volume would be singularly incomplete without some representation of the man whom the President of the French Republic had the prescience and the daring to place at the head of affairs at the most critical period, not only of this war but of France's share in it, a man aptly described by Mr. Buchan as - 'the French spirit incarnate - a master of the beau geste, a maker and destroyer of governments, with an inexhaustible zest for life, brilliant, warm-hearted, catholic in his interests, and utterly courageous.' (1) He called upon his country, and his countrymen responded with a support which no French Ministry since the outbreak of the war had enjoyed, and he won right through not only the most strenuous year of the war but the negotiations which carried the world to peace.

(1) Nelson's history of the War, vol. xxi. 219."
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35 x 26.4 cm
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Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.