TWO WAR YEARS IN CONSTANTINOPLE
The undersigned hereby declares on his sworn word of honour that in writing this volume he has been in no way inspired by outside influence, and that he has never had any dealings whatsoever, material or otherwise, either before or during the war, with any Government, organisation, propaganda, or personality hostile to Germany or Turkey or even of a neutral character. His conscience alone has urged him to write and publish his impressions, and he hopes that by so doing he may perform a service towards the cause of truth and civilisation.
Moreover, he can give formal assurance that he has expressly avoided making the acquaintance of any person resident in Switzerland until his manuscript should have been sent to press.
Furthermore, he has been actuated by no personal motives in thus giving public expression to his experiences and opinions, for he has
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no personal grievance, either material or moral, against any person whatsoever.
Stuermer, Harry. Two War Years in Constantinople. USA: George H. Doran