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SCENES IN ANTWERP.

HUGE. TOSSING l-'LAMF. BUSH FOR KJVET! BOA f^. 1 A i ablrgram published In the Svdiify i ' Sun ' dpscribes the bomliaidment. of Ant- ! wcrp. Tho Germans brought their lai.-est, i fun,. Into action. Pomp of them, ih-ipg ' ?roin a range of eight miles, poured in j ICOlb -hells. Tiiese exploded with vol. 1 canic energy, and Antwerp became an in--1 ferp.o. The pntit-uts .-it the hospitals w-re ; taketi on board two steamers which w.re : anchored in th" harbor. One of i-b.i; last ! war correspondents to.leave Antwerp says 1 Hint the roar of the guns nnd the i-hriek of the travelling shells was so loud that it was at first- thought (hat the- Belgian searchlight* had discovered a partv of von- | truicoiiie Germans under the walls fit the j fily. a-nd that the guns had been turix-d 1 ov them. j Horrdic unceasing, i-'iatterhig _erashes | soon disillusioned ihe ptipulace in the lnh.r-l,?. southern section rf the city. This i portion of Antwerp wns devastated with j chelis. wrecking mansions, villas, and cot j taires. The briaht flai-ibes of exrlodjni shells lit Ihe skv. The irun-s of the tori • j r;--;se.s. field batteries, and armored trains 1 ;e-pcmled (o the enemy',-, gnu- in i\- loud i , iiorus. j The refb-'-ih-is iu 'he heavens, .! of iked ; liho fine brv.'e. tossing (lam'-. Viewed f'om | the vooitijis tin- specUieh- was anuiifintr. ; I'lomine;,; buiidincs wen- alternately ilI himinated .and dimmed. 1,-,-iviug them i blocker than before. Then .-. sh-H would ! he heaid '.earing out the walif ;::id roofo. ! The guns imnw nearer, and swept the. j whole agonised city, wrecking ..flice^ wai-e-I houses, and hospitals indiscriminately. ■ The civilians who remained were daz-ed. j They departed, walking the streets, not ' noticing the shells which were bursting m their proximity. Crowd.s gathered ut the quayside and 'swarmed on to the barges and" ferry boa-le". People willingly paid 2n francs lor the .short journey up the river info Holland. ! When flaming nil appeared on the river I panic-stricken refugees rushed Ihe hontt", 1 which hnrriedlv east off from the wharve*. : Thousands of people left (he city to ' make their escape on foot. They earned I onlv the meagre.-', treasures, one woman j bc-ing content to rescue only a green par- > rot. wbi'-h perched on her wrist and rne- | fully fi.'iveyerl the scene.

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SCENES IN ANTWERP., Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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SCENES IN ANTWERP. Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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