A Book of Words – XXII

Selections from speeches and addresses delivered between 1906 and 1927

“Waking from Dreams”

High Commission of the Republic, Strasbourg 27 November 1921

Notes edited by Leonee Ormond


Collected in A Book of Words, Macmillan, London, 1928.


Kipling was speaking at a luncheon given by the High Commissioner.

He thanked Strasbourg for its warm welcome to him. He then told his audience that the unity of France and Great Britain was of the greatest importance in maintaining that security which those who had suffered during the war now demanded.



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