Quotation by Margot Asquith

From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
Margot Asquith (1864–1945), British socialite. The Autobiography of Margot Asquith, vol. 2, ch. 7 (1922).

said of the crowds outside Downing Street, Aug. 3, 1914, the eve of the declaration of World War I...
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