Bohemia's claim for freedom/Dedication
IN memory of the great man John Hus the London Czech Committee presents this little work to the English public. And as this act is but a token of our admiration of the noble death of John Hus for the cause of the intellectual freedom of Europe, even so in that same spirit should the reader open these few pages. We invite not criticism, but a sympathetic understanding. Those of our compatriots who had a free choice are dying to-day on the side of England, France and Russia. We look expectantly to the great day of Peace, when, we have the right to hope, our national aspirations will be crowned with the full independence of our beloved country; we desire to shake off the German yoke that weighed us down for so many unhappy centuries.