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richard Johnston is a doctor who recieved the email and forwarded it, thus appending his signature to it, so those who recieved it believed he wrote it.
i rekon its made up, it fits too well into someones narrowminded steroetypical view of the sitatuion
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Author: Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith
Source: Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, Aug. 4, 1914