NATURAL LAW IN HISTORY: Guess Which Country This Is?

THE ROAD TO CONCORD

Before I comment, please read the following, and as you do, ask yourself about which country this was written:

“As nations we have got[ten] fat and lazy.  We possessed great Empires, earned for us by the sweat and blood of our ancestors, that we would not take sufficient care to defend… People have thought only of what they could get from the State, not of what they can give…. Add, too, the Pacifist movement of recent years, the influx of undesirable aliens of all kings, the self-satisfied outlook on affairs, the failure of religion, the absence of leadership — all of these things have contributed to our disaster…”

OK, no Googling.  Who wrote this and to whom was he referring?  The answer is Henry Pownall, chief of staff to Lord Gort, commander of the BEF in France during 1940.  He was writing about the conditions of both England and France…

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