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men had been killed I saw the Ger Again, another witness mans going into the houses in the stated: Place and bringing out the women and girls-about twenty were brought “I saw two little children-girls out. They were marched close to the three or four years old-standing corpses. Each of them was held by beside the road with a woman, wbo the arms. They tried to get away. appeared to be their mother. As the They were made to lie on tables Germans came up, two of them drove which had been brought into the their bayonets through the bodies of Square. About fifteen of them were these two children, killing them. then violated. Each of them was Close beside the road there was a violated by about twelve soldiers. small farm homestead burning, and While this was going on, about the bodies of the two children were seventy Germans were standing pitched into the flames by the solround the women (including five diers who killed them. They tossed officers-young). The officers started them in with their bayonets." it. The ravaging went on for about an hour and a half. Many of the Another witness, an eleowomen fainted and showed no sign trical engineer by profession, of life. Whilo this was going on, stated : other Germans were burning the houses in the Square."

“He was in a village south of

u

Malines. He saw the corpse of a Another witness stated: man and a woman. We inquired of « At the entrance of a village we the woman was enciente. She had

the neighbours, and they told us that were close to a farm. The farmhouse been violated by German soldiers, was on fire. The body of the farmer and had had her womb cut open by -an old man--was lying there; the

them in her husband's presence. He head, severed from the body, was

had been previously bound to the lying at some distance off. Two sons, banisters. They had removed the aged about thirty-five to forty, were

unborn child. We saw the latter, lying dead also, from gunshot wounds.

half-burnt. The flesh was grilled The wife of one had her whole left

more than burnt. They had bebreast cut away, and was covered

headed the husband. We saw the with blood, but was still alive, lean

place where they had beheaded him ing against the wall on some straw.

covered with blood. They took the She told us that the German Uhlang,

man's head and thrust it into the six of them, had gone into the house,

woman's womb, after tearing out and one of them said: "You have

the child. We saw the two corpses some Belgian soldiers hidden here,'

in this state after it had been done. and she naturally replied: 'No, there

I asked the neighbours if any of the are none.' Instantly he struck her,

soldiers who had done it had been cutting off the whole of her left

drunk, and they said they had not. breast. She did not say it was the

I do not think it could have happened blow of a sword, but I think it was.

more than an hour. The woman was She spoke Flemish, which I under

completely naked. The man was stood a little. She was very faint,

fully clothed. They were people of having lost much blood, which was

middle class, apparently about thirtystill flowing. She also said that they

five years old. The neighbours told had sent up her little son of some

us it would have been their first eight years old to look in the loft to

child. They said the Germans had

child. The see if there were any Belgian soldiers hidden in the straw.

$ done it out of sheer villainy, and had

ond;

They then not suggested that they had been pulled away the ladder and set the house on fire. It was about twenty

fired on by civilians.” two to twenty-five feet from the door In another village the same or window of the loft to the ground,

the ground, witness found several houses and too high for him to jump down, and he must have been' burned to where there was blood on the death in the straw which was there." floor, and in one house found

a young girl of about fourteen must help themselves, and must years.

appeal to both men and women “She was half-mad when we found

of the American nation not to her. Her mother was there, and told enter into relationship with us that seven German Red Cross men the German nation until the had violated her, one after the other. German people have rid them. It had been done quite recently, just

selves of the monsters who rule before the Germans had been driven out."

them, and have repented of and

expiated their crimes. An American lady, working It may be said that these with the Red Cross in France, reports are unfit for any one to writes:

read. Who dare say this when “Among the one thousand (girls) these things have happened to for whom it is our duty to care, there our martyred sisters, and might are more than nine hundred, all under have happened any day that fifteen years of age, who are mothers, an invasion had taken place to or who are on the eve of becoming mothers. And all-yes, all-are in

British women and children? fected with syphilis. 'About four And the “unprintable" things, hundred girls, at the highest esti- what of them ? Every woman mate ten years old, have been vio- in the country ought to have lated by the Boche, and there is not i one among them who has not been

been made acquainted with the infected in this awful manner.”

reports relating to these crimes.

Only by the meroy of God has These are but a small pro- this country been saved from portion of those who have the horrors that have fallen been carried off. It is esti- upon France, Belgium, Serbia, mated that eighteen thousand Russia, and Italy. of these women slaves were Hardly a day passes that taken from two towns alone. some fresh diabolical outrage

Are the women of this is not launched upon the world. country and of America to sit The torpedoing of the Lusitania secure by their inviolate hearths and the sweeping away of and see the torturers and vio- eleven hundred persons, of lators of thousands of other far whom forty were babies, was a way unknown women received only the beginning of the mur. in their oountries as they were ders apon the sea. That horror before the war? No, they shall, caused the Italians to rush they must be punished; and as through the streets crying it is abundantly clear that the “Out with the barbarians." whole nation has been system. Over and over again has that atically corrupted by their tragedy been repeated and leaders, and that they were out under more frightful cireum. for plunder of the whole world, stanoes—hospital ships laden so the whole nation must suffer; with defenceless wounded inen and if men are so craven that and nurses, and the sinking of they think more of the invest. numberless ships of which no ment of capital than they do trace will ever be found. No of the protection of women book could be large enough to from suoh crimes, then women detail the orimes committed by these people—the murders of of preventing strikes, wbich Nurse Cavell and of Captain are largely the result of ignorFryatt; but it is useless to ance? Foreign correspondents labour the subject. Wherever have sometimes enlightened these people have gone they their own people as to the have behaved liko devils, and treatment of the British priglike devils they are able to put oners, as for instance L. Mokon the cloak of deception and veld, Dutoh War Correspondent, to pose as kindly, efficient, in his paper 'De Tijd. He and harmless people when they makes the following state. come to this oountry seeking ment:to ingratiate themselves and

“We arrived at Landen, a place to penetrate into every fibre of

between Tirlemont and Waremme, the nation.

where we bad a stop of forty minutes The men who propose to in order to feed the wounded. Soup admit Germans to this coan. was served from large washing-tubs,

and I and my small companion were try without restriction after

also offered some of this soldier's food. the war must be told that when I had finished my meal and suoh a polioy will not be en walked up and down the platform in dured. It is no matter of emo. order to stretch my legs, my attention tion, but one of common-sense.

was drawn to an uproar in front of

one of the last waggons. I went there, We must refuse to assooiate or and shall not forget what I saw as to allow our people to associate long as I live ; I wish that I had with a nation that has shown never seen it. itself rotten with moral leprosy.

“Amongst some Frenchmen three

British soldiers, seriously wounded, Among the unspeakable

Sole were lying on some straw. They orimes committed by the Ger- looked distressed, and I thought that mans, nothing perhaps, if the their condition was critical. I was whole truth were known. is told that these men had not had any

food for five days, and now there stood more appalling than the treat

in front of the open waggon doors ment of British prisoners of two to three hundred German soldiers war. The shameful brutalities partly slightly wounded, who were practised on wounded and de- well able to walk, partly German fenoeless captives should be $

he soldiers of the Landen garrison,

who had been told off for distributing more widely known in this the country. The authorities here dred men raged and jeered at those have considered it advisable to three unfortunate, heavily wounded keep these sufferings from the

British soldiers, who had not eaten

for five days, and lay groaning helpknowledge of the publio asi

puono 88 lessly on some dirty straw in a cattle. far as possible. Sometimes a truck. The steaming tubs with hot oorner of the veil has been soup were shown them, and these lifted. as in the case of Wit. Germans shouted at them : 'You

want to eat, swine, swine ; you ought tenberg, with most excellent

at to be killed ! Beat them to death! results in stimulating recruit- Beat them to death! Here, that's ing. But why have not these what you ought to get !'. sufferings been made publio all

“As they spoke these last words along? Would they not have they aimed their rifles at the unfor

tunate, bleeding, helpless, and hungry roused the nation to greater creatures. Others spat on their efforts, and have had the effeot clothes and in their faces, and the

a young girl of about fourteen must help themselves, and must years.

appeal to both men and women “She was half-mad when we found

of the Amerioan nation not to her. Her mother was there, and told enter into relationship with us that seven German Red Cross men the German nation until the had violated her, one after the other. German people have rid themIt had been done quite recently, just selves of the monsters who rule before the Germans had been driven out.”

them, and have repented of and

expiated their orimes. An Amerioan lady, working It may be said that those with the Red Cross in France, reports are unfit for any one to writes:

read. Who dare say this when “Among the one thousand (girls) these things have happened to for whom it is our duty to care, there our martyred sisters, and might are more than nine hundred, all under have happened any day that fifteen years of age, who are mothers, an invasion had taken place to or who are on the eve of becoming

8 British women and children?

R mothers. And all-yes, all-are infected with syphilis. 'About four And the “unprintable” things, hundred girls, at the highest esti- what of them? Every woman mate ten years old, have been vio- in the country ought to have lated by the Boche, and there is not be one among them who has not been

í been made aoquainted with the infected in this awful manner."

reports relating to these crimes.

Only by the meroy of God has These are but a small pro- this country been saved from portion of those who have the horrors that have fallen been carried off. It is esti- upon France, Belgium, Serbia, mated that eighteen thousand Russia, and Italy. of these women slaves were Hardly a day passes that taken from two towns alone. some fresh diabolical outrage

Are the women of this is not launched upon the world. oountry and of Amerioa to sit The torpedoing of the Lusitania 8o0ure by their inviolate hearths and the sweeping away of and see the torturers and vio- eleven hundred persons, of lators of thousands of other far whom forty were babies, was a way unknown women received only the beginning of the mur. in their oountries as they were ders upon the sea. That horror before the war? No, they shall, caused the Italians to rush they must be punished ; and as through the streets crying it is abundantly olear that the “Out with the barbarians.” whole nation has been system. Over and over again has that atioally corrupted by their tragedy been repeated and leaders, and that they were out ander more frightful cireumfor plunder of the whole world, stancos—hospital ships laden so the whole nation must suffer; with defenceless wounded inen and if men are go craven that and nurses, and the sinking of they think more of the invest- numberless ships of whioh no ment of capital than they do trace will ever be found. No of the protection of women book oould be large enough to from suoh crimes, then women detail the orimes committed by those people—the murders of of preventing strikes, wbich Nurse Cavell and of Captain are largely the result of ignorFryatt; but it is useless to anoe? Foreign correspondents labour the subjeot. Wherever have sometimes enlightened these people have gone they their own people as to the have behaved liko devils, and treatment of the British priglike devils they are able to put oners, as for instance L. Mokon the oloak of deception and veld, Datoh War Correspondent, to pose as kindly, efficient, in his paper •De Tijd.' He and harmless people when they makes the following statecome to this country seeking ment:to ingratiate themselves and

“We arrived at Landen, a place to penetrate into every fibre of

between Tirlemont and Waremme, the nation.

where we had a stop of forty minutes The men who propose to in order to feed the wounded. Soup admit Germans to this coun. was served from large washing-tubs,

and I and my small companion were try without restriotion after

also offered some of this soldier's food. the war must be told that

When I had finished my meal and suoh & polioy will not be en walked up and down the platform in dured. It is no matter of emo- order to stretch my legs, my attention tion, but one of common-sense.

was drawn to an uproar in front of

one of the last waggons. I went there, We must refuse to associate or and shall not forget what I saw as to allow our people to associate long as I live; I wish that I had with a nation that has shown never seen it. itself rotten with moral leprosy.

“Amongst some Frenchmen three

' British soldiers, seriously wounded, Among the unspeakable

le were lying on some straw. They orimes committed by the Ger- looked distressed, and I thought that mans, nothing perhaps, if the their condition was critical. I was whole truth were known. is told that these men had not had any

food for five days, and now there stood more appalling than the treat

in front of the open waggon doors ment of British prisoners of two to three hundred German soldiers war. The shameful brutalities partly slightly wounded, who were practised on wounded and de- well able to walk, partly German fenoeless captives should be

soldiers of the Landen garrison,

who had been told off for distributing more widely known in this th

this the soup. These two or three huncountry. The authorities here dred men raged and jeered at those have considered it advisable to three unfortunate, heavily wounded keep these sufferings from the

British soldiers, who had not eaten knowledge of the publio

for five days, and lay groaning help

28 lessly on some dirty straw in a cattlefar as possible. Sometimes a truck. The steaming tubs with hot oorner of the veil has been soup were shown them, and these lifted. 99 in the case of Wit. Germans shouted at them : 'You

I want to eat, swine, swine ; you ought tenberg, with most exoellent

to be killed ! Beat them to death ! results in stimulating recruit- Beat them to death! Here, that's ing. But why have not these what you ought to get !'. sufferings been made publio all “As they spoke these last words along? Would they not have

have they aimed their rifles at the unfor

tunate, bleeding, helpless, and hungry roused the nation to greater creatures. Others spat on their efforts, and have had the effeot clothes and in their faces, and the

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