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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 25, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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WILL "SWISS SOLDIER-SYSTEM" MAKjE US MORE
MILITARISTIC THAN HIRED ARMY?
j
Here Are Some of Switzerland's Splendid Citizen Soldiers
World's Work.)
(This is the first of a series of ar
ticles on "The Swiss Military Sys
tem," by Charfes Edward Russell, fa
mous economist, publicist .and war
correspondent, written especially for
this paper. Russell just returned
from Switzerland, where he studied'
that tiny republic's famous demo
cratic scheme of defense first hand,
dther articles describing in- full' the
working of this system -in its detail
and'effects will follow. Editor.)
(Photo from
BY CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL
(Copyright, 1916, by .the Newspaper
, .. -enterprise Association.) .
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.18 months, fighting and getting ready
to'fight, what nation, should you say,
has -the best army in proportion jto
its numbers.
At once you think of the French;
with their wonderful dogged courage
and the brilliant strategy of the
Marne.
Or you think of - the-Germans with!
their faultless organization and their
efficiency that has made the world,
marvel.
But according to some experts
there is still another army better than
these. In-proportion to its numbers.
they say, the besf fighting army is
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