The Fatherland Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...from Louvain reports an outrage committed upon a young girl in a vacant house (hence without substantiating witnesses), and a subsequent public assault upon his own niece by five or six German soldiers. In both cases the parents of the victims, as well as a priest are named as witnesses of the outrage; but ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...from Louvain reports an outrage committed upon a young girl in a vacant house (hence without substantiating witnesses), and a subsequent public assault upon his own niece by five or six German soldiers. In both cases the parents of the victims, as well as a priest are named as witnesses of the outrage; but the Official Commission did not consider it necessary to summon any one of them to establish the truth of this terrible assertion. The third and fourth witness contradict one another. According to the first (page 90), the German train came in wild flight into Louvain from the direction of Malines. whereupon a fierce fusilade begun in the streets (in which the Germans are alleged to have fired upon their own light gray troops without being able to distinguish them from the dark blue uniformed soldiers of the Belgians!) According to the other, the train had been in the city for some time and bolted as a consequence of the fright of the horses when the attack began. For the truth of the German bestialities, witness No. 4 cites two priests, including an American, but prudently, perhaps, without mentioning names. Witness No. 5, finally, pays a high tribute of praise to the German aviator squadron, the first to arrive in the city. He places the date of the fight with the civilian population, which the others fix as Tuesday, August 25, at Thursday the 27th. He is the only one to testify to seeing the dead bodies of German soldiers in the streets, and his conclusions are very interesting. Held as a hostage and warned that he would be shot at the next attack of the population, he declared when told by his guard that the firing was continuing incessantly from the burning houses: "The reports we heard were only those of the cartridges exploding in the fire&quot...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781236062451
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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