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Philip Gibbs

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During the early months of the war in 1914 there was a conflict of opinion between the War Office and the Foreign Office regarding news from the Front.


— Philip Gibbs


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A friend in the War Office warned me that I was in Kitchener's black books, and that orders had been given for my arrest next time I appeared in France.


— Philip Gibbs


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But do you know, I shall not be sorry to die. I shall be glad, Monsieur. And why glad, you ask? Because I love France and hate the Germans who have put this war on us.


— Philip Gibbs


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But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming individual units who had done the fighting.


— Philip Gibbs


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I am going to fight - I, a socialist and Syndicalist - so that we shall make an end to war, so that the little ones of France will sleep in peace, and the women go without fear.


— Philip Gibbs


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In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!


— Philip Gibbs


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It is better to give then to lend, and it costs about the same.


— Philip Gibbs


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It was announced as a French victory by the French Minister of War. I did not see any sign of victory but only the retreat of the French forces engaged in the battle.


— Philip Gibbs


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It was so quiet that morning in Paris that the heels of my two companions and myself were loud on the deserted pavements. It was a city of shuttered shops, and barred windows, and deserted avenues.


— Philip Gibbs


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It's better to give than to lend and it costs about the same.


— Philip Gibbs


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His debut article was publiPhilip Gibbsd in 1894 in the Daily Chronicle; five years later he publiPhilip Gibbsd the first of many books Founders of the Empire. Hamilton Gibbs and Cosmo Hamilton as was his son Anthony Gibbs. S.

Working as a freelance journalist - having resigned from the Daily Chronicle over its support for the Lloyd George government's Irish policy (Gibbs was a Roman Catholic) - he publiPhilip Gibbsd a series of additional books and articles including a book of autobiography Adventures in Journalism (1923). He died at Godalming on 10 March 1962. Along with four other men he was officially accredited as a wartime correspondent his work appearing in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Chronicle.

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