[ Privately-printed pamphlet. ] "Thank You, Lloyd-George" | Pre-War Statesmen | How they led England into War | (A Record of an AWFUL EXAMPLE to be avoided this time) by RANDLE HOLME.

Randle Holme [ David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945), Welsh statesman ]
Publication details: 
'For Private Circulation only.' Printed by The Southern Publishing Co., Ltd., 130 North Street, Brighton. [ 1940 ]
SKU: 19031

55pp., 8vo. Stapled into printed grey-card wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, in aged and worn wraps with rusted staples. The author (employing a pseudonym?) writes with journalistic energy. The title is sarcastic, the author's opinion being that 'Wilson and Lloyd-George could, by supporting Clemenceau, have clipped Germany's wings for generations, if not for ever, but refused to do so'. Foreword by 'R. H.' dated December 1944, with postscript dated June 1945 ('All must regret the death of Lloyd-George, the man; but he was also an être politique, and as such is still open to criticism.'). Divided into four parts: 'The First World War', 'The Making of the Treaty', 'After the Treaty' and 'The Second World War'; with three appendixes: 'Letter from Bishop Cannon (1919)', '"Justice" - (Rudyard Kipling) October 1918' and 'La Belgique Sanglante" (1914) (Emil Verhaeren)'. The only copy on OCLC WorldCat at the University of Tulsa.