Le Temps, December 6, 1915.
“The anniversary of the battle of Champigny” was celebrated today.
Speech by M. Albert Thomas:
“No peace until our Alsace and our Lorraine have been definitely returned to France”....
...until German imperialism has been rendered harmless, etc., etc. (...“victory”....)... “to the finish”....
Ibidem, December 7, 1915.
An article (editorial) “Good Words”.
“This demonstration is the more significant because M. Albert Thomas represents in the government, together with M.M. Guesde and Sembat, the United Socialist Party, certain elements of which cannot N.B. || forget the dangerous tendencies which used to prevail among them before the war and remain obsessed by the vague ideal of an internationalism from which we almost perished”.... |
...“There is here” (in the Thomas speech) “a precise, formal claim for the simple unconditional return of Alsace-Lorraine to France. These words are in happy contrast to the too cautious formulas sometimes advanced by the extreme Left and open to regrettable misunderstandings.”
Ibidem (p. 2) “Among the Socialists”. Yesterday there was a preparatory meeting (for the Party Congress on December 25, 1915) of the Seine federation. Bourderon tried to speak, “but he was violently interrupted” (there were shouts that he had no credentials) (idem Journal des débats, December 7, 1915. When Bourderon said that he represented the minority, “violent protests were raised”...).
“Yesterday evening in the rue de Paris at Montreuil, M. Merrheim was to have given a lecture on the international pacifist conference in Zimmerwald. M. Merrheim’s lecture was forbidden.”