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It was an English poet who sang of the time

"Till the war-drum throbb'd no longer, and the battle-flags were furl'd
In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world."

I have merely indicated how after all there is a spiritual kinship between those who are engaged today in battle on the Allied side, including among these the Czech nation. Let us hope that at the end of the war these nations will emerge victoriously and that joining hands with them will be Bohemia as a free and independent state; and that co-operating with this nucleus of the future Federation of the World will be the great American Republic.