Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The New Age December 26 1912

Just a few dashed off notes--I'm ridiculously behind in The New Age so from this issue:

Romney's "Military Affairs" has a dark foreshadowing of the miserably bad tactics of World War One: on page 74, see his description of men not using "skill with the rifle" but rather "successfully assaulting with their bayonets."  Advocating frontal charges rather than taking cover...

I hate to skip so much, but the best part is a little letter by (pseudonymously) Beatrice Hastings that contains my first inter-journal burn: "Rhythm has announced a literary supplement to its usual contents.  It needs one badly." 


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